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This deceiving “little” Chest Expansion is the first exercise in the Arms Standing Series on @basisystems F2 Arm Chair from @basipilates Master l in the Legacy Program. Trunk stability is key! While the spring tension may not look challenging, stopping ...
Happy Friday! What’s better than a couple of Long Spine on the @basisystems Reformer? I’m excited to be heading to @basipilates HQ later today for this weekend’s Set Up For Success workshops (Saturday is Reformer and Sunday is Wunda Chair ...
Today is my day for Tendon Stretch on the @basisystems Cadillac from Master ll, part of @basipilates Legacy Program. I chose the option of no springs! Thank you @rael_isacowitz for your words of encouragement that stay in my head as ...
Playing with our new Ped-a-Pul! This Arms Sitting series taught in @basipilates Foundation program can also be done standing! The stool I’m sitting on, unique to @basisystems can be moved to the side. This is a wonderfully stable place for ...
Nemesis exercise #5 for me is currently Star 1 Prep from @basipilates Mentor Program, part of the Legacy Program with the Mentor himself, #raelisacowitz We know that when there is a “prep” there is more to come, sometimes in the ...
Sunday is Funday! Back to basics again working on Module 9 from @basipilates Graduate Program. This module, focusing on the shoulder region, is one of the toughest for me. Frog Back on the Wunda Chair starts from the down position ...
Abdominals anyone? Maintaining the lumbar curve is always a challenge for me. This Reverse Knee Stretch from @basipilates Foundation Program is INCREDIBLE with the F2 System! It increases the possible range of motion, challenging the trunk and shoulder stabilizers even ...
Home is where the heart is! BASI =❤️=Rael
And of course, there is no place like @basipilates HQ!!! I have the extreme fortune to take a Summer hiatus that includes some refueling and practicing with my teacher, my mentor, my ...
Week 3 of 6 in this Summer Intensive! Thank you @balletarizona and @schoolofballetarizona for inviting me to teach Pilates Mat Class! Each group has accomplished so much in such a short time! This is Level 4 doing Open Leg Rocker!!! ...
Pikes everywhere! I have been challenging my tight shoulder and lower back flexors. This full body Pike Floating Prep on @basisystems Wunda Chair from @basipilates #legacyprogram is a toughie for me in so many ways. Getting the pedal all the ...
One year ago today! #tbt These pics showed up in my “memories” this morning! So much has happened since that fantastic retreat with #raelisacowitz and @ourlifeinmovement Thank you @motionscape_photography for capturing this life changing Spine Stretch #basipilates #mybasilife #basifamily #basifaculty ...
Do Over yesterday’s Prone 2! From @basipilates Graduate Program #raelisacowitz says to “let the springs do the work so you can relax on the way up!” Thank you, Rael! Your voice in my head inspires me to keep working on ...
Back extension continues with Prone 1 (not pictured) and Prone 2 from @basipilates Graduate Program! My my tight shoulders are finally “letting go” enough to allow me to move in the proper sequence! To extend it is •arms •then trunk. ...
Back to basics with @basipilates on @basisystems Wunda Chair!
It never ceases to amaze me that before doing ANY of the more advanced back extension exercises on the equipment, I return to this Swan basic from the Foundation first! That ...
Be Where You Are is what I practice in and out of my studio. That is why I have been “quiet” on Insta! Taking it all in...The last 10 days have been INCREDIBLE! Starting with The Honors, sessions @basipilates, the ...
Work in progress with Handstand from @basipilates Legacy Program! I can hear Rael’s voice telling me to have my “spine as vertical as possible” and use my abs and hip flexors to bring the pedal back up to the top!
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Hanging Back! Happy Pilates Day 2019! Grateful every single day for @basipilates #raelisacowitz and of course Joseph Pilates! #pilatesday #pilates #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #basipilates #basisystems #mybasilife #basilftl2019 #basifaculty #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesbody #itsnotaboutperfection #precision #practicepracticepractice #stability #pilatesforathletes #pilatesforkids #pilatesfordancers #strongwomen #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #pilatesfitness ...
Find Your Fight Friday! How grateful are you that you found Pilates? What does it allow you to do in your life that perhaps seemed unattainable at some point? Mine is a fear of open water, which at times prevents ...
#tbt from December 2016 @basipilates Master 1 at the end of the day, working on Balance Control Front Shoulder Push into Up Stretch with @alignpilatesjh cuing and video! I was so new to Insta then. 😮 Can’t wait to see ...
Practicing Flying Eagle 2 from @basipilates Legacy Program felt INCREDIBLE after two weeks away from the studio! I love being able to do mat work wherever I am, but there is nothing like @basisystems equipment when I am home!!! #pilates ...
When in Rome for 24 hours...Thank you so much @federicacutugno @loft_studio_cerere for a GREAT session! #pilates #basipilates #mybasilife #basipilatesitalia #pilatesbody #basifaculty #basifamily #alwaysastudent #pilatesteacher #pilateseverywhere #pilatesforeverybody #basilftl2019 #travellife #strongwomen #pilatesforathletes #pilatesforkids #pilatesfordancers #hardworkpaysoff
As Joseph Pilates said “it is the first thing we do in life and the last thing we do in life “ So many meanings to the word BREATH! I am simply grateful for it every single day!!! #takingabreak #familytime ...
Friday Morning Fun! Working on the Teaser weekly, on different apparatus brings different challenges! Vid credit @suefrome This is a work in progress from @basipilates Legacy Program. I’m heading on holiday for a couple of weeks, stopping in Rome for ...
Hearing my “inner Rael voice” (working this time on my own) with the @basipilates Torso Press Sit Rotation from the #basilegacy program!
I am trying not to extend my thoracic spine while working for the rotation! And that elbow 😬 ...
Sunday is Funday on the @basisystems Spine Corrector! This Teaser Prep is tricky for me in set up, as to have my coccyx on the edge of the step doesn’t allow me much thoracic extension. Vertically challenged!The trade off is ...
#tbt with my teacher, mentor, friend and inspiration! From the #basilegacy program Sept 2018 #raelisacowitz has a way of inspiring us to be our best selves inside and out! #pilates #basipilates #mybasilife #basisystems #wundachair #basilftl2019 #josephpilates #pilatesteacher #alwaysastudent #pilatesbody #fittyseven ...