Pilates for Buns and Thighs Video
Pilates for Buns and Thighs

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Pilates for Buns and Thighs

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This sequence with Anita Seiz focuses on our center of gravity, which lies in our pelvis. Increasing the awareness, connectivity, strength and range of motion available to us in our hips and pelvis will improve our everyday movement. The theme here is creating balanced access to all the possible movements in and around our lower center. This sequence is great for targeting hips, thighs and your lower back in terms of mobility and stability. Note - Not recommended if you have Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis. Also not recommended if you are pregnant.


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KatiaYoga, posted on March 18, 2016

What a great practice for the legs and hips! I feel great. Thank you!

katecarr79, posted on January 15, 2016

I loved the side work. My body is long and stabilized to start the day! Thank you!

sabineschulte, posted on October 30, 2015

Amazing stretches.. I am enjoying your practices a lot, Anita! Your guidance is so clear a accurate, which makes it very easy to follow and I don't even have to look towards my laptop. Just following your voice.;-) :-)
Thanks so much! You are amazing!

devaambika, posted on October 3, 2015

Somehow this video is not playing on my device, I tried to download it a couple of times with no luck. I manage to watch all other videos, except for this one. Is there anything that can be done?

Amandalou, posted on February 1, 2016

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Amandalou, posted on February 27, 2016

Thanks for your reply. I have emailed the address you gave above as I am unable to contact purple player. The help button on the offline player doesn't seem to be activated.

anitaseiz, posted on July 17, 2013

Thank you for your question and congratulations on your pregnancy!
I'm going to sound very conservative but its because I don't know you or have you attend my "live" classes. Please check in with your doctor about any exercise. Starting new exercise during pregnancy is not recommended.
That said, I have pregnant ladies in my mat classes regularly as well as working with me on the Pilates equipment. I'm most comfortable working with them when they've already been my student/client. That way we've built some familiarity!
With videos, I can't see you! So my best advice is to do what feels good and avoid anything that doesn't. If you take "live" classes with a Pilates instructor, please ask them about anything you particularly have a question about in my video.
Laying on your tummy will not longer feel good at some point.
General movements to avoid are deep twists & intense inversions.
If this or any of my other videos feel good for you then please continue & enjoy!
On a specific note - the TA (transverse abdominus) should not be engaged during pregnancy as your tummy needs to open, not close. Again, consulting your doctor and/or your Pilates instructor is a good idea.
If you live in Vancouver, please come to my classes at Inner Space Yoga or come try the equipment at Line 5 Pilates.
All the best!
PS - there are Pilates instructors whoa re specialist in pre/post natal. Check around!

paulinkast, posted on July 17, 2013

Is this practice safe during pregnancy?

christineb_2, posted on April 30, 2013

My legs feel so much longer after this video! Anita is great!

Mllelo, posted on February 9, 2013

for evenings

lovepure, posted on February 2, 2013


lovepure, posted on February 2, 2013


rdstreeter, posted on December 14, 2012

Love this sequence! My hip was hurting as well to for the side work, but piking my legs forward a bit helped a ton. Thank you Anita for another great video!

SuperChop, posted on December 12, 2012

unique and effective!

kakakakatrina, posted on July 12, 2012

I enjoyed this very much,next time I will have t o use a blanket like you said, the last parts caused quite a bit of discomfort but I can't wait to try this again! :D

hlporter, posted on May 2, 2012

Enjoyed immensely, loved the side work!

squirrelgirl100, posted on March 23, 2012

Really enjoyed this slow paced challenge

anitaseiz, posted on December 13, 2011

Hello Anne!
Thank you for writing about this very common experience in side lying work. There is a large bony protuberance (the Greater Trochanter) that can be aggravated and cause discomfort due to the positioning - it is rubbing into the often sensitive IT (Iliotibial) band. I recommend placing a thin folded blanket under the side of you pelvis to provide cushioning. Let me know if that helps!
Warm regards,

AnneBaker, posted on December 12, 2011

I really liked this class, but when I was doing the side laying down leg lifts my hip bone keeps digging into the floor and hurting me.. I feel like I am not doing this right but couldn't find a position where it was working... help?

nahasd, posted on November 6, 2011

fantastic practice. I feel great. thank you

mrenkow, posted on August 20, 2011

Started off a bit slow, but turned into a great workout. The stretching at the end seems a little rushed however.

corinefilion, posted on August 17, 2011

Great video. A little short, if your looking for an intense workout.

CataniaPilates, posted on June 17, 2011

Very very nice video ;)

telma, posted on June 7, 2011

I am finding this series my favourite for recovery after a hard workout. My neck was so stiff this morning I thought I would break. Much better now. thank you.

StrongSister1, posted on May 24, 2011

Anita always gives coherent, calming instruction. Love her classes! Thank you!

telma, posted on May 8, 2011

as a physical therapist , I am happy to hear you calling the movements what they are. eg abd vs add.
This is challenging yet restful. Thank you.

Youngeun, posted on April 4, 2011

She's one of my favourite teachers on myyoga online.com! Her sequence is very clear, effectiv and elegance! i would love to go to her class in real =]

peichun, posted on April 3, 2011

Thank you. After trying out your sequence, my lower back is starting to open up and lower back pain to releasing. This is great!

sacredsunlight, posted on March 25, 2011

This is an efficient, quick workout that left me feeling strong without feeling exhausted. Anita has a lovely style of instruction that makes the 28 minutes fly by. Great class, thanks Anita!

emarlownp, posted on March 25, 2011

this is great if you want to open up and strengthen your lower half but relax at the same time!

rougetnoir, posted on March 23, 2011

I really love this session, it is a great workout but relaxing too!

hadassah, posted on March 23, 2011

Anita is such a great teacher. I just love her classes!

mariua, posted on March 23, 2011

Great Class!!!! just perfect!!! Thank you :)

kfisher, posted on March 22, 2011

Anita that was fantastic! I've been enjoying yoga online between two to three times per week for almost a year now but this was my first pilates class. Just what the doctor ordered (massage therapist in fact)! Terrific series of exercises with excellent cuing - thank you!

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