“In 10 sessions, you feel better 20 sessions you look better 30 sessions you have a completely new body.” Joseph Pilates.....
Principals of Pilates:
Control "Contrology" was Joseph Pilates' preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of muscle control. "Nothing about the Pilates Method is haphazard. The reason you need to concentrate so thoroughly is so you can be in control of every aspect of every moment." "The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy.
Centering For students to control their bodies, they must have a starting place,: the center. The center is the focal point of the Pilates Method. Encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks, and inner thighs.
.Flow Pilates aims for efficiency of movement, creating flow through the use of appropriate transitions. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina. The Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the center, or your "core" should coordinate movements of the extremities: Pilates is flowing movement outward from a strong core.
Precision Precision is essential to correct Pilates The focus is on doing one precise and perfect movement, rather than many halfhearted ones. "You will gain more strength from a few energetic, concentrated efforts than from a thousand listless, sluggish movements" The goal is for this precision to eventually become second nature, and carry over into everyday life.
Breathing Breathing is important in the Pilates method. In Return to Life, Pilates devotes a section of his introduction specifically to breathing "bodily house-cleaning with blood circulation" . Pilates breathing is described as a posterior lateral breathing, meaning that the studentr is instructed to breathe deep into the back and sides of his or her rib cage. When students exhale, they are instructed to note the engagement of their deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and maintain this engagement as they inhale. Pilates attempts to properly coordinate this breathing practice with movement, including breathing instructions with every exercise.