Whether you are starting on a healing journey, or looking to maintain your current health, Pilates will help. Through its focus on 8 key principles, Pilates has helped thousands of Canberrans like yourself. One of these Key Pilates Principles is Alignment.

‘Your stars have aligned’ is an expression often used when things work out well for you. Good alignment works in life and in the body.  It allows you to move smoothly and efficiently; enabling you to enjoy your body both at rest and play.  Daily functional activities, such as walking and moving from sitting to standing, become easier for you. Plus the fun movements in your life such as dancing, sports and creative practices, become more enjoyable.

Alignment is how your head, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles relate to each other. Pilates teaches you about your natural postural habits and how to balance your body’s bony structure to achieve the most efficient movements in your daily activities. Posture is dynamic and changes in response to external and internal factors such as temperature, fatigue, nutrition, load and mood. Efficient posture, for the task at hand, depends on your body alignment. Alignment reduces the wear and tear on your muscles and joints thus helping you to prevent injury.

How you naturally sit, lie and stand tells a story about your body. Perhaps you stand with the weight on one leg and the hips at an angle. Maybe a stressful personal situation is causing you to clench your jaw causing strain in your neck and shoulders which moves down your spine.

Over time, these patterns become habits that can cause physical fatigue, restriction and even injuries in your body.  Pilates can help you change these dysfunctional patterns into new and improved postural alignment.

Your journey towards efficient body alignment and posture begins with qualified instructors assisting you to understand your unique structure of bones, muscles and connective tissue. In each Pilates session, your instructor will assist you to make gradual adjustments to your posture to achieve the best alignment in your body. Working together, we support your journey towards better alignment, posture and joyful movement.

Your journey towards efficient body alignment and posture begins with qualified instructors assisting you to understand your unique structure of bones, muscles and connective tissue. In each Pilates session, your instructor will assist you to make gradual adjustments to your posture to achieve the best alignment in your body. Working together, we support your journey towards better alignment, posture and joyful movement.

To find out more about how alignment and the other key Pilates principles can assist you with your personal healing process, contact us on 0419 777 477 or use the form beside this text to provide your contact details so we can have a quick phone conversation to discover how we can best assist your personal situation.