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Learning about the Upper Girdle

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Have you ever tried not using your upper body for one whole day? I know right, me neither! But hold this thought for a moment and imagine it!

We use our upper bodies in almost all activities we do in our daily lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Our arms are an articulation of our expression. To name a few daily tasks that we use our upper bodies, consider this list: eating, drinking, washing, driving, pushing a trolley, cycling, running, playing sports, making a bed, picking up something, working, lifting children and the likes. Yet, as regular BASI (Body Arts and Science International) Pilates goers, we spend much time checking in with our desired neutral pelvis when we should be spending the same amount of time checking in with our desired neutral shoulders. The balance between the two and dynamic stabilisation is key to a healthier functioning body. Good shoulder mechanics and good functional movement will set a body up for greater success.

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