In this workshop we will look at the Back Connection combined with the Two Way Stretch as a methodology and way of moving. This will deepen your understanding of the Pilates work and can also be applied as general way of moving from a more connected and integrated way in other fields of movement such as sport, yoga, dance and martial arts.
The arms can be thought of as connecting into the back, down to the base of the spine, rather than starting at the shoulder. Equally the legs, rather than starting at the hip can be considered to start from the mid-back. These two connections form an overlap and provide a strong support for the center of the body and the spine. Reaching the arms and legs out and away in movement provide a feedback into these "back connections" and information to the spine. The spine moves with ease in in its intended fashion.