Tag - spine

CPD Course Review: Do we need to know more about the Body?

When I decided to embark on the Yoga Anatomy Principles Course taught by Leslie Kaminoff of New York’s The Breathing Project; I was excited, eager and enthusiastic… I had been receiving Leslie’s newsletter for some time and was fully aware that his style of teaching was the kind that resonated with me – in that he puts much of the decision making in the students’ hands, providing them with tools and self-awareness to seek out their own answers as [...]


Improve Your Client’s Psoas: The Role of the Psoas in Posture and Movement by Evan Osar

As a Pilates instructor you recognize how important the psoas is in proper control of the pelvis and hip. Proper length and strength in the psoas ensures that the individual is able to control their pelvis and hips required to properly perform the requisite Pilates exercises as well as the necessary movements in life. However were you also aware that the psoas is instrumental in helping to maintain alignment of the lumbar spine and pelvis so that posture and [...]