PRINCIPLES OF PILATES

BREATHING (THORACIC)

THORACIC BREATHING WHICH PROMOTES BREATHING AROUND THE RIBCAGE AND A FAR EASIER RECRUITMENT OF ABDOMINAL MUSCLES 

RELAXATION

SWITCH OFF OVER-RECRUITED MUSCLES WHICH CAN CAUSE TENSION, BRACING AND OVER-RIDE THE DEEPER MUSCLES WE NEED TO CREATE A BALANCED PHYSIQUE WHICH IS BOTH STABLE AND MOBILE

CONCENTRATION

FINDING A NATURAL RHYTHM WITH THE BREATH WHICH HELPS TO CONTROL THE MUSCLES REQUIRED TO PERFORM A SERIES OF CHALLENGING EXERCISES

CENTERING

ACCESSING THE DEEP STABILISING MUSCLES OF THE BODY

ALIGNMENT

AWARENESS OF BALANCE AND CENTRE OF GRAVITY IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS

FLUIDITY

THE CHALLENGE OF ADDING CO-ORDINATED MOVEMENT

STAMINA

WHEN ALL OF THE ABOVE COME TOGETHER IN A COMPLETE HOLISTIC WORKOUT WHICH CHALLENGES AND STRENGTHENS PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY

 
 
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