This quick clip contains a fantastically simple yet powerful exercise for your shoulders, arms and glutes.
Remember the best results come when you focus on how you are doing the exercise, as opposed to simply focusing on getting it done and out of the way.
Doing the breathing in time with the movement is well worth the extra attention and care. As well as making the physical exercise more effective, ensuring your body is getting oxygen as and when it needs it, it also has the added benefit of calming and focusing the mind.
As Jamie says in the video, think about your alignment too and notice which is your stronger side. By working to balance out your body you’ll find all your movements are more effective, graceful and energy efficient.
Jamie will be hosting the special retreat week Pilates Body, Mind and Spirit at the Villa Azul retreat, Fuerteventura from the 9-16 June. With just one space left you will have to be quick if you want to join this one but please do contact us if you’d like to register for the next one, or if you are interested in any other of our special retreat weeks.
About the instructor: Jamie Isaac
|Jamie enjoys many aspects of the fitness and exercise profession, but his passion is Pilates (closely followed by surfing!) Jamie is currently teaching workshops all over the world, including weeks in Bali, the USA, England and Fuerteventura. A former international trampolinist and a graduate in Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Jamie practices and teaches Pilates as more than just a set of physical exercises. By incorporating body and mind he finds the classic Pilates method benefits all aspects of life. Jamie enjoys passing on his knowledge of Pilates, helping others to relax and progress, and teaching in specialist areas such as injury rehabilitation, specialist referral and coaching other sports professionals and enthusiasts. Jamie is the founder of Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat and Fluid Art Pilates.|