Sunday, 31 October 2010

Pilates to now

This post completes the 'historical' part of my blog with a quick update on Pilates. From now, I'll look into various aspects and issues to do with HSP/FSP and report on any interesting ones, along with any other relevant pages from my own story.

My Pilates instructor offered 'postural analysis' sessions a few months ago, which was very useful. We looked into my balance and posture, and identified some excercises to strech my (very tight) hamstrings and focussed on how I could adjust my posture to help.

Friday, 29 October 2010


I had been playing Wii Fit, and hadn't enjoyed the yoga, so this favoured looking into Pilates, which I hadn't really got any understanding of. I was chatting with some friends who were also thinking of a Pilates course at their gym, and so we all signed up for a course.

I quite enjoy Pilates. Our instructor is good, and I am now much more aware of my posture, which of my muscles do what, and how to use them individually and together.

The big question is "has it helped?". Of course, I've not got a clone who is living my life without going to Pilates, but my perception is that when I have to miss a week or two it is more difficult when I return. It's all a bit marginal, but on balance I think that it helps me.