Can Pilates make me taller?
Can Pilates make me taller? Actually yes it can! When the core is trained correctly the client is taught how to engage the three muscles of the inner unit: the multifidi, the tranverse and the pelvic floor. The Transverse wraps around the belly and acts like a natural corset that can expand and contract as needed. The Multifidi are relatively small muscles that lye to either side of the spinous processes ( the bumps that you feel along your spine). When these muscles contract simultaneously the internal pressure that is created causes the spine to lengthen, similar to the way the contents of a tube of toothpaste will squeeze out when pressure is applied. This action does in fact make you taller! Halle Clarke Mongoose Bodyworks Pilates in Soho NYC