Detox Body & Mind With Pilates
Pilates instructor Olga Rosenberg of Olinia Plates Studio, shares some great Pilates tips with us to help detox body and mind.
- Think Principles: Olga suggests you start off by lying on your back with your legs stretched out and arms at your side, elbows bent. With your head resting on a book think of the words ‘Neck Free’. Now just focus on those two simple words and keep repeating them in your head, allowing the body to change for you. Now think of the words ‘Elbows Free’. Keep repeating those words, allowing the body to change for you. Lastly, think of the words ‘Knees Free’, once again repeating them in your head, allowing the body to change for you. These three phases should be repeated in your head with every Pilates move you d
- Release: Lie on your back, with your arms in a T-position, knees bent and ankles together. Roll your feet, knees and hips from side to side slowly and allow your breath to guide you.
- Push And Pull: Lie on your back, with your knees bent and your arms at your side. Using the bottom of your feet, push and pull gently, feeling your skin move forward and back against the floor or your mat. Feel how all your bones move inside your body just by moving your feet.Stop the movement and take a moment to check in with your body to feel where the tension spots are and where you feel relaxed.
Did You Know?
Hollywood stars Lea Michele and Emma Roberts turn to Pilates for building lean muscle? They even take classes together at times, adding that ‘working out with a friend is both effective and fun’.