Spiky Ball


Pilates Spiky Ball

The spiky ball is a fantastic tool to use in Pilates classes.  It reduces muscle tension and increases blood flow which also has a positive effect on joint movement.

Easy and effective areas to use the ball are the feet, shoulders and glutes.  I often begin or end the class with a little spiky ball work, either to wake an area up in readiness to do other exercises or to release areas of tension at the end.

Breathing

One of Pilate’s famous quotes is ‘breathing is the first act of life and the last’

Find below a couple of short videos which illustrate diaphragmatic breathing which is deep and efficient.