Back Muscles and Pilates with Sandy Shimoda

Back (to the) Basics Part 3

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Sandy continues her exploration of how the muscles of the back connect the limbs to the torso. Here in Part 3, Sandy discusses what happens when you work too hard and end up restricting your movement. With her student Emily she demonstrates the difference between connecting to the point of constriction vs. connecting to provide support and freedom for your joints. Filmed at Vintage Pilates in West Los Angeles, CA.

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  1. ewapilates
    ewapilates 3 years ago

    So astonishingly helpful:) Sandy, give us more of your knowledge here on Pilatesology; we need it so badly! THANK YOU:)

    • Sandy Shimoda Author

      ewapilates – So happy this is helpful! Yes, I love working with Pilatesology to share what I can.

  2. Tami Nixon 3 years ago

    You are such a wonderful instructor! I love watching your videos, very very helpful!
    Aloha -Tami

  3. Digidesigns 3 years ago

    This is an excellent example of what it looks like to deepen your connection to your back with a client who already has an understanding. Thank you for this series of videos. I hope you continue on with more back to basics. My personal practice has become much more connected.

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