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“Lynn, keep your scapula immobilized!”
That’s what my Pilates instructor said to me today. Somewhere along the line we were discussing her Piriformis as well. Is that even spelled correctly? I have no idea.
That’s the point. I go to Pilates and they correct me and I basically need an anatomical chart just so I can see what the hell they’re talking about. I try to do Pilates about 3 times a week and what I’ve learned is that a) I don’t know where shit is on my body and b) I don’t get better but somehow manage to get worse and c) I’m not in better shape and d) I guess I still need to add in Yoga (which I hate) because I seem to have some balance issues.
Anyways, today as I was doing some sort of exercise incorrectly that’s what Amanda said and it made me laugh and I also thought “what a great title for a blog post” so that’s what I’m writing about.
I enjoy Pilates because you’re always doing something different so I don’t really get bored. That’s the problem with Yoga for me is that they’re all like “just be” and “meditate” and that sort of crap and I find myself searching for a way to kill myself. Of course, had I known that I would go to Costa Rica and fall all over a bunch of boulders because I have absolutely no balance perhaps I would have stuck with it but probably not.
The funny thing is that I have been doing Pilates for years now and I still have no clue where all these bones are. You hear funny phrases like “bony landmarks” which is your spine.
Also Sacrum is brought up quite a bit so that was good because when I fell in Costa Rica I didn’t have to say “I busted my ass” because I could say “I busted my Sacrum” which means that Pilates is helping me intellectually as well right?
Well, this is sort of a silly musing post but it did strike me funny this morning about how when you’re in these types of things they literally have their own language.