Pilates Louisville & Yoga by Holly
lifts into a straight-leg teaser variation on the Cadillac.
Jessica Goldstein & Merritt Gill
aim for a backbend in water skier on the Cadillac.
Gwen Beaton & Autumn Sharp
demonstrate speed skater on the reformer.
- May 1-2
- May 22-24
- June 28-July 1
Speaking of yoga and breath (of course, can you really speak of yoga without breath?!), a recent Mayo Clinic study found that menopausal women who practiced yoga-style breathing (taking six deep breaths a minute for 15 minutes) twice a day had a 52 percent reduction in hot flashes. The researchers believe that relaxation through deep breathing may improve the body's ability to regulate temperature.
Want to explore more? Ask me about the gentle yoga class on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
A balanced perspective
In a recent tutorial on the streaming video website Pilates Anytime, teacher Kevin Bowen shared some statistics that reinforce these principles:
- 1 in 3 older adults will fall because of lack of balance. The leading cause of injury for adults age 65 and older is falling, and 30 percent of those who fall will experience moderate to severe trauma.
- 95 percent of hip fractures in older adults occur because of falling.
- Men are more likely than women to die form falling.
- Once people fall, they typically develop fears and stop exercising, resigning themselves to having a limited range of motion. With limited range of motion, they are more likely to fall again.
- Even younger adults can have balance problems because of prior injuries or bad habits.