Below is a summary of what each one is.
Block out all other thoughts while focusing on the movement
Controlled, continuous breathing
All movements stem from the core muscles and are controlled by deep abdominal muscles.
All the moves in Pilates are slow and controlled
Placing the body in an exact position under conscious control
6. Flowing Movement
All moves are continuous with no beginning or end.
Pilates exercises makes sure that all muscle groups are engaged and work together. It helps you understand, through movement, how the body works, in part and as a whole.
Practice makes perfect. Pilates should be incorporated with other fitness activities to improve all over body strength.
My class members and one2one clients have all reported having increased mobility and improved posture after attending just a few sessions with me.
If you would like to try Pilates and see how it can help you, feel free to come along to one of my classes. They cost just £4.50 and are suitable for all levels.