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It is the awareness of you and your body, inside and outside. It is an internal relaxation to de-stress from the challenges of daily life. It is being aware of how you are moving. It uses and builds your intelligence, memory, will, creativity, and intuition. It makes you perform the movements carefully, even during the transition from one exercise to another. It is the first step in your Pilates journey!
Your core or Power House, as we say in Pilates, is the control center of your body. Moving from the extremities creates stress and pain. Moving from the core, in Authentic Pilates, strengthens all of the musculature that supports the spine. This brings better posture and functioning of organs, such as lungs, bladder, and intestines. A strong core gives the ability to relax the extremities and the joints for ease of movement and power from within.
These adjustments change the body from the inside out. Precision is the process of optimizing tension and relaxation, maintaining the correct joint angles, using vision, hearing, touch, and internal proprioception in the exercises to change the body. The movement patterns of the body change, transforming the posture and even increasing self-esteem.
The breath may be emphasized on the inhale or exhale for different exercises, sometimes even holding the breath to strengthen the lungs. These varying dynamics provide a more accurate deep breathing, increasing the lung capacity and helping to further protect against respiratory diseases. Breath can also be used as a tool for deepening the work.
Stability and alignment of the spine, joints, and limbs is a result of the ability to control the positions of the body in Pilates. Through coordination of movement, the upper and lower body work better as a team. The balance of tension and relaxation in various parts of the body creates a reduction in the risk of injury. The brain is stimulated to function in a more balanced manner; therefore, aspects of life, such as planning or using self-control become easier.
Flow is the unity of all the prior principles. When performing the movements with fluidity, you exercise with more awareness and grace. The brain and body are flowing together for a state of calm. The body, mind, and spirit are working together.
These six principles are fundamental to the correct practice of Authentic Pilates at The Pilates Studio Authentic Method Pilates. They each come in due time with your individual practice. Pilates is a lifelong process of growth. It grows with you and changes as you change overtime. The principles are in every exercise, in every level—from basic to advanced. This is something to consider in your Pilates journey!
Authentic Pilates Method is a mind and body conditioning system. The complete system, how we teach it, is a total body reconstruction process that results in increased circulation, correct posture, balanced muscle strength, increased flexibility and mobility, and a united mind, body and spirit for the best functioning body we each can attain. Most chronic pains are associated with degeneration caused by poor posture and lack of circulation.
Correcting these issues takes an expert teacher and a focused student, but when the body is corrected, many issues simply disappear. By stimulating the brain and connecting the mind and body for natural balance of the psychosomatic relationship in the body, many neurological issues
can be alleviated. The complete system that we teach here at The Authentic Method Pilates is the system that works on the whole body every time you exercise.
Chronic Pain Relief
Increased Muscle Endurance
Combating Localized Fat
Prenatal / Postnatal
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