Category: Research

The Axis Syllabus and Pregnancy: An Inquiry by Kathleen Rea (the video version)

Six years, two pregnancies and a lot of work to make! It feels good to put it out into the world.

This video (see URL below) an inquiry into how the application of efficient movement principles, as understood by the Axis Syllabus research community, affected the stability and function in my pelvic girdle and knees during my second pregnancy. The inquiry compares my first pregnancy, in which a traditional fitness and yoga program was followed, and my subsequent pregnancy four years later, in which I applied movement principles from the Axis Syllabus to my dancing and daily life. Theories are presented as to how the application principles from the Axis Syllabus might have affected my second pregnancy.

This video be of interest and useful to those:
– working in the field of pregnancy fitness
– suffering from or treating peoples with diastasis recti and/or symphysis pubis dysfunction
– contemplating pregnancy
– currently pregnant
– who exprieacne joint instability and pain due to hyper-flexibility
and or
– studying the Axis Syllabus

https://vimeo.com/114124280

Remember to click HD if you want high resolution version

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Axis Syllabus and Pregnancy a paper by Kathleen Rea

Here is a paper I wrote on:

This inquiry compares my first pregnancy, in which a traditional fitness and yoga program was followed, and my subsequent pregnancy four years later, in which Axis Syllabus principles were followed. Theories are presented as to how Axis Syllabus training might have affected my second pregnancy.

Download PDF at:
http://www.reasondetre.com/dowloads/Axis%20Syllabus%20and%20Pregnancy%20by%20Kathleen%20Rea.pdf

Here are some of the photo sets included in the paper

Rising upwards using sagittal bend and vertical twist at 36 weeks of pregnancy

Rising upwards using sagittal bend and vertical twist at 36 weeks of pregnancy

A well know Axis Syllabus step called the C-Star and the reduction of range achieved through engagement of the propulsive system needed to protect my pelvic girdle and abdominals at 36 weeks of pregnancy

A well know Axis Syllabus step called the C-Star and the reduction of range achieved through engagement of the propulsive system needed to protect my pelvic girdle and abdominals at 36 weeks of pregnancy