Once of the basic principles of Pilates is ‘centring’ that is the act of engaging the core muscles which support your lower back. Principally, these are: your pelvic floor, transversus abdominus and multifidus.
You may be confident with contracting your pelvic floor, but if you’re not and you’re a woman, a recent article in the Telegraph magazine lists some gadgets which can help. Warning – you probably won’t want to use these in class!
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If you do not have access to the article, try a search for ‘pelvic floor app and device‘.