> As I shared with you verbally both my neck and back are almost pain free
> since starting the classes on a Saturday. I am however careful with my
> posture when bending, lifting and waking up from a sleeping position as
> this in the past with shift my neck. When I wake up I contract my stomach
> muscles. Prior to starting the pilate classes I visited the chiro twice a
> month for about 15 months. I last saw him three months ago and I have no
> serious lower back or neck pain. I do however sometimes feel stiff in
> lower and upper back especially when there is inflammation from the
> arthritus. But I use the pelvic floor exercise and stretch out the neck
> like you showed. This helps enormously. When there is no inflammation I
> forget that I have the degenerative discs. Prior to pilates I was
> constantly reminded of the pain which caused much stress and anxiety. I
> feel in control now and have hope that I can manage the back with the
> exercises. It has also given me hope to try for another pregnancy next
> year. This with just one session a week. I really look forward to the
> three sessions once it gets warmer. I think also your pelvic floor
> session, your patience in explaining the facts and your professionalism
> was the cherry on top. It has really changes my life(and my family's!).
> Thanks a lot!
> Please feel free to share this with clients and use my name. I would also
> be happy to share this telephonically with anyone needing help.
Dalene from Randburg says...