Lack of activation of the glutes are one of the reasons your back becomes over stressed. Seated for long periods of time relaxes the glutes forcing the back to overcompensate. Secondly, A lack of flexibility in the hip flexors (front of hip) restricts movement. Activate glutes. Increase flexibility of hip flexors and you'll have fixed the most part of the problem.
MOVE•BREATHE•EXPLORE **October 2018 Retreat - Last couple of spaces available.** Today's focus for our retreat at @babylonstoren are the sensational Spa experiences. Like everything else at Babylonstoren the Spa is inextricably linked to the Garden. A living spa, set in a bamboo forest with both indoor and outdoor treatments available. Some of the treatments you can indulge in are:
🌿A sensational 2 hour @drhauschkagb lymphatic drainage facial that includes a relaxing arm and foot massage.
🎋A deeply relaxing, full body massage starting with stretches incorporating bamboo sticks.
💧Hammam water ritual that involves exfoliating, dynamic flexing and a body butter application.
🌹Vitality body wrap that boosts immune and hormone function as well as improve blood circulation.
You’ll be forgiven for not wanting to leave the Spa! To secure one of the last spots available email firstname.lastname@example.org, information also available on www.movementintellect.com/events
Today's spotlight is on us, your hosts for our October retreat @babylonstoren .
Myself, Anneke of @movementintellect and @dominiquebeaumont met while training to be Pilates teachers in London a long time ago, 9 years to be precise. I heard the unmistakable accent of a fellow South African on the first day of training, we bonded instantly and have stayed faithful friends in this journey of life & Pilates teachers ever since. I greatly admire @dominiquebeaumont as a person and teacher, she is passionate, friendly and kind, people warm to her instantly. Mobility and function is at the heart of her classes, she is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to fascial release techniques and you’ll find yourself being able to do postures that may have been a challenge for years after doing these clever releases. Her favourite exercise is anything that involves spinal extension, which must be why her heart is always open with warmth radiating! ...and then there is her led meditation sessions...get ready for arriving on a different planet! Head over to her page to see what she says about me 😜 . To book on the retreat or for more info go to www.movementintellect.com/events
Following on from yesterday's post, each day this week we'll be focusing on a different element of the retreat I'm hosting with @dominiquebeaumont at the award winning @babylonstoren in October. Today, it's the colourful, vibrant, simple, elegant and healthy food served every day, direct from the farm to your plate! The buffet breakfast in particular is the best possible way to start a day, all while taking in mountain views and blue sky. This is an amazing experience to share with a friend, to book one of the last few spacious twin rooms remaining, email email@example.com, for more info visit www.movementintellect.com/events
Your foundation is what keeps you strong💪 Train to perfect Deadlifts and Squats... These two exercises are what keeps your body standing up. Strength of the lower body is a huge requirement if you want to be active in your later years..🏋️
Throwback Thursday, 5* Goody bags for a 5* retreat. Expertly printed with our retreat motto by the folks at @thelogocentre in London. These lovely bags are proudly South African, influenced by the UK(much like me). The reusable bag is made from recycled PET bottles by a community project of Woolworths SA. Thanks to all the inspirational people/ companies who sponsored products @woolworths_sa @thelogocentre @christysweetnatured @ombarchocolate @sukinskincare @teamfluorescent @ohliefnaturalproducts @naturalsbeauty @drhauschkagb @billythebeeyoga @yhlmag #movementintellect#movementforliving
Just hanging out, casually, you know, on the reformer, as you do ✌🏻
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Meet Dominique Beaumont. One of our wonderful instructors. We asked her a few questions:
-What is your most challenging Pilates exercise?
I love any extension exercise. I first started Pilates to help my rehabilitation from a disc herniation. I could barely move my spine so having gained the flexibility & freedom over the years to extend is very satisfying. -What do you do in your downtime?
Cook, read & sleep! Nothing better than curling up with a cup of tea & a book. As summer roles in it'll be a book on the beach 😀. -What do you wish people knew about Pilates?
That it's for everyone & anyone, Pilates is a powerful tool to facilitate everything else you do in life. Align the body, align the mind.