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Always check with a doctor first before doing any physical  and/or therapeutic body work.  Breath work can have deep emotional consequences too.

You might feel much better very quickly - do not overdo regular activities. People feel better so quickly that they can hurt themselves in the real world.


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JOE IS NOT GOD! Just because Pilates said something doesn’t mean that he was correct.


But the impact of the current ‘Pilates industry’ shows that certainly he was a movement expert and genius. Joe said:


 “Above all, learn how to breathe correctly”


So maybe we should try and see if using breath in a new way actually does make us learn his complicated method at a deeper and smarter level.


The slogan for my Pilates style is

“When in doubt, breath out’.


For the last 15years I have explored the limits of Pilates’ statements. I have followed his breath instructions to their logical conclusion. I believe it works.


This deep breath focus, coupled with specific muscle engagements (egs: ‘pull the belly-button to the spine’ or ‘slide the shoulder blades down the back’), helps people to move better quicker. Smarter, and with a great transformational potential.

Six steps to a complete breath cycle


1 Start the breath with the lips gently closed and by slowly pressing the air out allowing the cheeks to slightly puff out. Do this prior to any movement. Make sure not to create tension in the jaw. (This uses about only 5% of the exhale, but really is the most important part!)


2 Breathe out - using the exhale to make the stomach (abs) muscles engage (another 5-10%)


3 Breath out the full exhale while doing whatever movement goes with it. Make sure the breath 'does the work' and maintains the abs. (80% of the exhale). Keep the cheeks puffed to the end.


4 Wring the breath out and feel the back and sides of the ribcage do the wringing.


5 The wringing cause a ‘bouncy’ inhale through NOSE as the back and side ribs release open

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6 After a large "bouncy" inhale, calmly take a further inhale – just like your normal day-to-day inhale. Keep your lips gently closed and...


1 Gently push air through closed lips allowing the cheeks to gently puff...