Yoga with Anne Taylor on July 20th

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Join us on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm for a really special treat: Yoga with Anne Taylor. Anne Taylor’s approach to yoga, which integrates movement, breath awareness, opening, and grounding to recalibrate the neuromuscular system, to help decrease pain and increase function has been a mainstay of Beyond Basics’ multi-disciplinary approach …

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The use of Breath in the Pilates Method

Denise Small PT, DPT The following series of Pilates blog posts will focus on the principles that define the Pilates method.  Joseph Pilates developed his methodology using eight basic movement principles: whole body movement, breathing, balanced muscle development, concentration, control, centering, precision, and rhythm.  Today’s blog will focus on the principle of Breathing. Breathing is …

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BBPT Health Tip: Adding Pelvic Floor Relaxation to Deep Breathing

Amy Stein DPT, PT and Fiona McMahon DPT, PT   This blog contains information adapted from Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein. If you are interested in learning more about pelvic floor exercises you can do on your own, please visit http://www.healpelvicpain.com/ , http://amzn.to/2ioSz2J, or visit us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York …

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BBPT Health Tip: Diaphragmatic Breathing

Fiona McMahon DPT, PT WE LOVE DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING! We do, we really do and we hope you will too. What is diaphragmatic breathing you ask? Diaphragmatic breathing is a form of deep breathing where you breath deeply into your stomach. As you breath in, you will actually see your belly extend and get bigger, and …

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Pilates: Year in Review

By Denise Vidal This time of year is filled with family, friends, good food, and lots of laughter. However, with all of the goodness that the holidays bring, there can also be a lot of stress and anxiety that come with the season.  To combat these stressors, take a moment for yourself to review some …

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A Diaphragmatic Breath of Fresh Air

By Riva Preil The diaphragm is a cone-shaped muscle at the base of the rib cage and it is the primary respiratory muscle.  An essential component of any relaxation program is proper performance of diaphragmatic breathing.  This is an important technique to learn because it helps relax the autonomic nervous system. Proper performance of diaphragmatic …

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One Lung Breathing

By Denise Vidal In previous blogs, I took you through some fundamental Pilates' exercises to exemplify how the breath aids in core support. I mentioned how the breath should be felt three dimensionally, moving through the front, back, and sides of your body. I also mentioned that the breath can be focused in either the …

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