Body Fitness Through Pilates: Pilates Basics For The Beginner For A Total Physical Workout To Shape And Tone The Bodyby KMS Publishing
The distinguishing feature of Pilates from other somewhat similar forms of exercise sessions is that it promotes the use of the mind to
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Pilates is a session of strenuous physical exercises designed by its German creator, gymnast Joseph Pilates, to combat the ill-effects of modern-day lifestyle, bad posture and inadequate breathing that leads to poor health.
The distinguishing feature of Pilates from other somewhat similar forms of exercise sessions is that it promotes the use of the mind to control the muscles of the body, with the idea that when the mind is on the same wavelength as that of the body then every flow of movement is felt and controlled efficiently. Pilates gives special attention to correcting posture, hence, all exercise techniques target the muscles that affect body balance and spine support such as the torso and abdominal muscles combined with proper breathing techniques.
The aim of Pilates is to form a strong center or “core” by developing evenly balanced and conditioned muscle groups using synchronized smooth and continuous flexing movements. It stretches out and strengthens the entire body, not just one muscle group, thereby improving the overall ability of the body to move. The result is a long and lean built that is physically powerful, flexible and compact.
There are moderate Pilates movements and breathing techniques that are gentle to the body and are good at basically helping reduce stress, correct posture and improve flexibility and mobility. There are also more extreme flexing routines for sports performance training and injury rehabilitation. Whichever form of Pilates series you practice, you are sure to gain optimal health and a well-built and robust body.
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