Do you sit a lot daily? My guess is if you answered yes then you’ve also experienced at least the occasional bout of back pain or maybe you deal with it on a regular basis.
I know this because when you sit a lot your gluteus muscles (your butt muscles) spend a lot of time not engaging and not working. When muscles aren’t getting used, they get weak. And when muscles are weak they are not doing their job to support your body and move it through space properly. Your muscles become imbalanced and the end result can be tightness, discomfort and even pain.
You may have heard that exercises can help with easing back pain and it’s true, especially when you are doing exercises that strengthen those weak, underdeveloped muscles.
One of the things I love about Pilates is that everything we do while practicing Pilates is designed to help you balance out the muscles in your body. I know if you’ve never done Pilates before this probably sounds complicated!
It’s really not complicated but I can tell you it does take practice and knowing how to do the exercises properly in your body.
In this today’s beginner friendly virtual workshop I’ll be going through the basic Pilates mat exercises and you’ll learn what we are trying to accomplish in each exercise, how each exercise can benefit your body and how you can strengthen your weaknesses by setting up and executing the exercises properly.
If you are interested in how to use exercise to help you feel better, this workshop is for you!