Six principles serve as the foundation of Pilates. This comprehensive, low-impact workout is a mind, body, and spirit approach to movement based on integrative effects of principles like centering, precision, breath, flow, and concentration. When signing up for Pilates Old Town Scottsdale, make the most out of your workout by understanding the six key principles of Pilates:
1. Centering – Bring focus to the center of your body or the core, the area between your pubic bone and the lower ribs.
2. Concentration – If you pay full attention to the exercise and become committed to it, every movement can reap more benefits.
3. Control – Full muscular control is required to do every Pilates exercise properly.
4. Precision – Awareness is achieved through every movement. There is a proper place, alignment, and a certain trajectory that needs to be achieved for every body part.
5. Breath – Pilates exercises need breathing coordination. Joseph Pilates believed that lungs are like bellows, so he encouraged people to strongly pump air fully in or out of their bodies.
6. Flow – The exercises are performed in a flowing way; grace, ease, and fluidity are applied to every movement. Pilates Old Town Scottsdale studios like Downtown Pilates Studio use the reformer equipment to promote and enhance flow and concentration.
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