How I beat Back Pain with Pilates: Week 11

Monday 

Can finally handstand again! The left wrist is feeling much better. My handstands feel stronger already. Went for a slackline session on Sunday, the first in many weeks now that my ribs have healed as well. Was surprised to find how much easier the Chongo mount is now I have been working on my flexibility at home. Positive stuff!

The “Chongo” Mount

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How I beat Back Pain with Pilates: Week 6

December 2011 – I think I love Pilates for the reason that it is so strict. You either get it, or you don’t, which is what I need right now for my back to get better – perfect form. Flow yoga is so free, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, I think it can be a little unnerving, especially with a sports injury. I like playing around with it on my own, because I know my limits and can adjust myself accordingly. I have enjoyed learning the flow yoga, but ‘flowing on my own’ is my preferred choice now. I have one more class with my teacher before Christmas, and will continue to practice what I’ve learnt on my own, but for the New Year, I think I will just remain with Pilates.

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