At Pilates Integration Mind. Body. Spirit. we will help you restore all of the natural curves of your spine. This includes the proper cervical curve and corresponding functional movements required for the varying pilates exercises.
In a "blue-print" design the head and cervical spine (neck) sits in a neutral position. There is a slight forward curve of the spine. The head then balances directly above the neck and shoulders when lying, sitting, or standing.
It is important when practicing pilstes to allow the cervical spine to continue the line that you are making with the rest of your spine to avoid injury. If you are in:
- spinal flexion (curved forward) then the head and neck will also slightly curve forward
- spinal extension (torso arcing behind back) then the head and neck will follow
We will safely promote the proper resotration of your cervical spine, and select the correct form of pilates movements to always keep your spinal health at the forefront of program planning.