Three Keys to a Strong, Stable Spine

What do your imagination, breath, and sense of touch all have in common? 

They might seem unrelated at first, but each of these elements is a key to unlocking a vital muscular system in your body—namely, the deep core.

When your deep core muscles work, it feels different than, say, how your abs feel during a sit-up or your bicep in a bicep curl; these are bigger, more obvious sensations.

The deeper core muscles feel much more subtle.

At first, you might not feel anything at all, and that’s pretty normal.

But if you stick with it and stay open to feeling something different, you’ll eventually start to sense these deeper muscles. 

And once you do, they’ll be there with you underneath everything you do, creating a strong and stable spine along the way!

I’m always exploring different visualizations for connecting with these muscles, and in today’s video, I’m sharing the most recent one.

This exercise has been a hit in my studio classes and with members inside the Pilates Tonic Online membership!

After you check it out, I’d love to know how it went for you. Make sure to tell me in the comments below the video.

Happy Holidays!


P.S. If you want to know how you can get stronger and more flexible as you age so you can keep doing all the things in life you love to do, the Pilates Tonic Online membership might be just what you’re looking for.

Our membership is packed with restorative exercises designed to improve your alignment, ease aches and pains, and increase your flexibility and strength.

When you join now, you get instant access to weekly special bonus classes you can stream live or watch the replay of (The value of these classes alone is $160 a month)!

The membership price is going up in January, but when you sign up now, you lock in the current price and keep it for as long as you remain a member.

Picture a life where your movements are effortless, pain is a thing of the past, and you have the energy and strength to do what you love every day.

Join today and feel the difference—your body will thank you.

Here’s what PTO members had to say about a couple of the recent monthly PTO videos:



I’m here to help you get stronger and more flexible through alignment-based restorative exercise so you can enjoy all the activities you love in life. You can work with me in two convenient ways: digitally through the Pilates Tonic Online membership or personally with in-person Restorative Movement Sessions.

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