- Concentration -
That all-important mind-body connection. Conscious control of movement, enhances body awareness.
- Centering Control/Precision
A mental focus within the body calms the spirit. A particular focus on the torso (abs, pelvic girdle, lower back, gluts), develops a strong core and enables the rest of the
body to function efficiently.
- Stabilizing -
Before you move you have to be still. Makes for a safe starting place for mobility.
- Control/ Precision-
It's not about intensity or multiple "reps," it's more about proper form for safe, effective results.
Smooth, continuous motion rather than jarring repetitions. Pilates has a grace and elegance to
- Breathing -
Deep, coordinated, conscious diaphragmatic patterns of inhales and exhales initiate movement, help activate deep muscles and keep you focused.
- Alignment -
Proper alignment is key to good posture. You'll be aware of the position of your head and neck on the spine and pelvis, right down through the legs and toes.
- Integration -
Several different muscle groups are engaged simultaneously to control and support movement. All principles come together, making for a holistic mind-body workout.