This is Bob and Shirley. They will celebrate 63 years of marriage this summer; and 3 years of Pilates. They didn't match shirts on purpose today. When I showed them these photos, Shirley said, "We are amazing!" Yes, they are amazing.
For #wundachairwednesday @deep.line.pilates & I contemplated: what exactly is meant by “moving from the core”? Is it sucking in your belly to hold stable while limbs reach? OMG NO! Centering, or moving from the core, involves focusing our attention and becoming aware of the breath in the center of the body, using breath to animate the spine, then mobilizing the spine by initiating movement from deep within. At least that’s what yoga & Pilates teach. The psoas muscles are as in the center of the body as it gets. They cross the torso, connecting it to the legs. They attach to the entire front of the spine in the lumbar region. They comprise your spine behind your intestines. They are your “gut feeling”. Moving from the center must therefore mean moving with awareness of the psoas.