As I flicked through the pages of my favourite fashion magazine, Look I was instantly drawn to their full page spread titled “Stomach Vacuuming” in this weeks edition. They correctly outline that the principle of holding in your stomach muscles is derived from Pilates and go on to give directions on how to perform the abdominal hollowing exercise – anywhere, anytime! Activation of the deep stabiliser muscles is one of the main principles of Pilates and is featured throughout every class.
Fantastic article reminding us that a strong core contributes to better posture making us look taller and slimmer. The best part is that they outline that if we practise regularly enough it becomes second nature.
I can’t say I’ve ever heard it called “stomach vacuuming” before but well done Look Magazine for a well constructed article promoting the principles of Pilates.