A restorative 25 minute Pilates routine for your core which you ca do at home
If you are anything like me, you have at one time or another, falsely believed that it’s not a “real” work out unless you run a few miles and sweat like a pig. I guess you never had back pain or have taken a pilates class either? I’ll admit, I’m the classic reluctant gym-goer, exercise class-taker…until I’m there. I’ve experienced all kinds of back and neck pain in my life and spend the majority of my day sitting at a desk in front of a computer – not exactly a recipe for alignment.
When you are in pain, you are often willing to try anything. I was curious about all of this “core” talk. And I’m happy to say — I am a self-proclaimed convert, as I have made the connections between my core strength and my physical wellbeing, not to mention the added benefit of decompressing my mind with some self-care – “Me” time.
I had the pleasure of convincing my pilates teacher, the beautiful Renata Halaska, founder of Balance Pilates, to create a 30-minute video for our Best Self readers – a little sampling of things you can do at home to stretch, strengthen and decompress your spin. She has kicked my core, but in the process I have been the beneficiary of pain elimination, improved posture and all around muscle tone. Give it a whirl and you will see why she has such a loyal following. Go forth and engage your core!
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