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2/9/12 9:57 A

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Constantly isn't possible, but if you have a good instructor that gives that cues fairly frequently, you'll eventually develop an automatic habit.

Also when you're starting out, take a few moments to align yourself properly. In between changing up exercises, take that moment to realign.

Even with simply DVDs, there should be frequentl verbal cues to do these two items.

I was in a class Tuesday evening and I was pushing myself to roll back a bit more. The instructor reminded us that if you feel it in your lower back, you're going back too far. That simple cue reminded me to think about it.

When I got home, my lower back was in a lot of pain. At first I blamed it on the class being too difficult. Yikes, then I remembered moving 4 boxes of office paper from the floor to a table. It wasn't the pilates class; it was the improper lifting.

I believe if she hadn't given that cue, I would have continued to push through the lower back pain and made it worse.



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1/21/12 10:43 A

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My instructor told me I have to constantly remember to keep my powerhouse contracted and my pelvis aligned. Problem is that I keep finding my belly relaxed and my posture isn't straight.

Can you give me any tips on how to remember do that?

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