Morning all! Got to sleep in a bit this morning since my earlier client had called last night to cancel. The later client, I think we finally had a breakthrough with her in terms of her abdominals, in that she finally announced that one of the pilates exercises I've been giving her was "really intense". Simply lying supine, knees bent and feet on the floor, maintaining a thoracic curve and performing torso rotation. In other words, the bicycle crunch. I had taken all the arms and legs out of the movement, just holding a yoga block lengthwise between her hands (haven't invested in a pilates circle yet, so I improvise), and with a very small range of motion, she really felt all that had to be engaged to maintain neutral spine throughout the exercise. Wow, it really amazes me sometimes when I can actually apply everything that I know in theory, AND that the person I'm teaching it to actually gets it.<br><br>
No running for me today since I've got a 6 hour yoga immersion workshop this afternoon. Focus is on hips this month. If nothing else, my spasmy psoas is gonna love it!<br><br>
Good runs all!