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Blog Tag: breathing

Should you brace your core during exercise?

This is a question I get a lot. So I thought I would share an inquiry that grew from a water cooler conversation at a Pilates studio. Should we use a sustained light brace or as the inquirer here calls it  ‘switched on’ core components at a low level throughout exercise? How does that jive with the...

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How Should You Breathe?

The umbrella breath cue provides a visual for opening the ribcage to the front, back and sides. This promotes a balance of the muscles involved in breathing, and optimizes the action of the diaphragm to set up the pistoning interplay between the pressure system (IAP) and TA and Pelvic Floor. For more information on the...

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Kegel 2.0 Part 2

In Kegel 2.0 Part 1, we worked on increasing awareness of the portion of the pelvic floor that helps stop leaks by using a positional cue, shifting at the ankles as if you were going off a ski jump. This position gives women better awareness and access to this elusive set of muscles so they...

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