Pilates requires a high level of concentration and this particular Pilates concentration exercise is one of my favorites for gaining a deeper body awareness and control.
There are many exercises in Pilates that elicit control, focus, and concentration, but the leg pull back support shown here on a sliding carriage is one of my favorites for all the different muscle groups that come into play.
This exercise helps to connect the shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle, which along with everything in between makes up the bulk of our core.
Concentration, Control, Focus, Breath, Precision, Flow; these are all principles of Pilates work that help to connect the mind and body.
When we incorporate these principles into our practice we change not only our bodies physically, but also on a mental and even spiritual state.
People have literally changed their lives doing Pilates exercises consistently. Some of the changes I have noticed for myself and my students:
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Aug 11, 17 12:29 AM
Dear Jennifer, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for dramatically improving and changing my life. About a year ago, I woke up in debilitating
Jul 12, 17 06:44 PM
Hi, I had a total right hip replacement 8 months ago; I rehabbed really quickly, although I was also (and still am) dealing with L4 spondylolisthesis.
Jul 01, 17 08:28 PM
The best exercise for people with scoliosis will depend on what type of curvature you have. With an "S" stabilize the spine, with a "C" stretch one side and strengthen the other.