We are proud to distribute Award winning equipment from BASI Systems in Pilates4you studio. Wunda Chair, designed by Rael Isacowitz, the founder of BASI Pilates, boasts so much technology and innovation in its design that it won the A’Design Award in its category in Italy in 2019.
The Wunda Chair from BASI Systems can be adjusted with a high level of precision, yet the transitions between movements are kept smooth, enabling flow which is one of the fundamentals of BASI Pilates. When Joseph Pilates designed the original Wunda Chair, it was born out of necessity – his high-profile clients in New York required a piece of equipment at home to continue their exercise between studio sessions. However, (a common issue here in London), space came at a premium and a Reformer was not easy fit in a typical living room. Thus, came the Wunda Chair, a piece of equipment literally designed to accommodate a wide range of exercises, yet fits in the corner of a small apartment and can even be used as a chair when needed.
What sets apart this Wunda Chair is its wide seat, which enables anyone to accommodate more advanced repertoire and its unique rail system that lets you quickly adjust the resistance of the pedals to each client’s needs. It also has ports that allow us to connect the F2 System, increasing the number of exercises to an unexpected level from this single piece of equipment. (Oh, and all the users love the silicon wheels which lets us position the chair when needed!)
The Wunda Chair is extensively used for stability, strength and rehabilitation exercises in many studios in London. Its ease of use and small dimensions may disguise its potential, but it’s definitely one of the favourite equipment of the Pilates professionals.
If you are interested in more about the technical details of the Chair (or considering one for yourself!), then you may follow this link to our page: https://gladform.com
There are many ways to breath. If you are a opera singer there is a right way to breath. If you are doing Pilates or yoga or Qi-gong there is a particular way of breathing that's building how exercise are constructed. Joseph Pilates himself has had breathing problem. He had asthma, thematic fever in his childhood and he adapted breathing called Lateral breathing from yoga which is breathing back and side of your rib cages as it is also recommended by Alexander technique teachers.
The intention of the breathing is also important. For example, If you want to relax and go to sleep you can breath through the nose and out through the nose to prepare yourself to sleep. If your intention to relax the body and prepare for exercise you can use Pilates breathing which we called as conscious breathing that Is breathing through the nose and out through the mouth while keeping abdominal engagement allowing side and back of your rib cage expand like an accordion while inhaling and exhaling allowing ribs and side of your ribs coming closer like having a tide corse around your diaphragm. Focusing on breathing will bring your life physical and psychological benefits.
To feel how to breath laterally , either lying your back in neutral position or sitting on your seat bones I would like you to to place your hands with your palms under chest. Your middle fingers are touching each other. When you are inhaling deeply allow fully expand your ribs laterally ( as in the picture accordion) notice your fingers gently apart from each other and exhale through the mouth slowly expelling all the breath from your lungs noticing your middle fingers meeting again ( as in the picture corse) repeat 10 times daily.
You can do this exercise at home in front of mirror monitoring if your shoulders moving unnecessarily when you are breathing laterally. As you regularly exercise correct breathing comes naturally. So be patient with yourself😊.