What is a Pilates Body and why you want one
The answer is short.
When Joseph Pilates developed his unique fitness method he didn’t do it in order for you to have the flattest abs. His intention was that you would have a healthy and vital body. Flat abs and good posture was the by product. Not a bad by product!
“A body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living.” ~ Joseph Pilates
A Pilates body is a body that functions well, and can perform daily activities effortlessly. Pilates is designed to help build a strong and balanced body that can move with grace and function with ease. A body that can withstand the wears and tears of a long and active life. A Pilates body is more about how your body feels and functions then the way it looks.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. ~ Joseph Pilates
A Pilates body, has a strong and flexible spine. Exercises are designed to make sure the spine is well-supported by the core muscles, and that there’s proper alignment of all the bones. As Joseph Pilates said, the only real guide to your true age “is the degree that your spine is flexible.” As you learn more about the Pilates method, you will find that the exercises are designed to strengthen, lengthen, and articulate the spine, which is why it’s known for and recommended to those people with back pain.
A Pilates Body is a coordination of body, mind, and spirit.
The body is never seen as separate from the entire person. Unlike other types of “fitness” programs where the body is engaged and the mind left to wander, in Pilates we are always consciously integrating the body and mind, which in turn rejuvenates the spirit. Pilates is about helping a person enjoy their life experience at its highest potential.
Pilates is an exercise practice that you can do for life.
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