THE HIP IN PILATES

There are no bad cues . . .

When you know why and when to use them . . . “Squeeze the glutes,” “tuck the tail” and “posteriorly tilt your pelvis” were banned from my cue vocabulary after noticing compression in the deep, low, posterior pelvic tissue and how this was hindering hip range...

You have to know the rules to break them . . .

And why . . . Like you, I was taught Front Splits on the Reformer as a forward lunge with the posterior hip, leg and foot externally rotated. But over time, I noticed more and more Pilates teachers with restricted hip range of motion (ROM) manage...