What is Pilates ?
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of body conditioning which involves exercising the body and mind. Pilates is a technique which was developed to improve functional strength and flexibility leading to better body alignment without increasing muscular bulk.
The Pilates quality of movement is more important than performing ever increasing numbers of repetitions; this is achieved by the application of six principles:
The application of these principles over time will help to improve balance, co-ordination, relaxation, posture and body awareness to cope with the demands of everyday life. Pilates is functional and can be of benefit to many people at different levels, depending upon their individual capabilities, needs and future goals.
Incorporate the principles of Pilates :
Learn the steps then thebreathing, next concentrate on your body moving with control ,initiating the movements from your centre. Work with precision to establish flow.
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Demonstration of Pilates exercises.