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Body Control (Using Techniques Developed by Joseph H. Pilates) Paperback – April, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
To the Australian reviewer who found this too @different@ to what he calls the full Pilates method - well, as Brooke Siler confirms in her excellent book The Pilates Body, Pilates' students travelled off all over the world and all developed their own variants, some more therapeutic then others. This is the case with Lynn Thomson's book. It is made to help people with back, neck and postural problems. Lots of isolations where you work on mobilising hips, shoulders, even the feet!, while stabilising the whole body and thereby strengthening it also. I would recommend using this and her other books for quite a while - in my case, a year - before perhaps moving on to B Siler's book, thus ensuring a good stable base for the latter's somewhat tougher and more dynamic method which usually has the whole body in motion although always on the mat.Read more ›
The foot exercises are great. I wish I could post "before" and "after" photos of my feet so you see for yourself the magical changes that can take place. I used to have painful, flat, bunion-mangled feet. With flattened arches, my knees had rotated inward, setting me up for injury and chronic leg pain. With the exercises in this book, I literally built arches into my foot. As my gait changed, the bunions grew smaller, my toes unfurled and my knees unlocked. The pain left me, and in its stead, I now have the skills to walk like a goddess.
Thank you, Lynne Robinson, for writing this book! May it help you, dear reader of this review, as well!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is excellent for everybody to be able to understand how the muscles of the body works. It gives detailed instructions on how to move the body properly to avoid injuries.Published on March 24, 2004
I just received this and the companion video "Body Control" (2000). After looking thru the book and watching the video twice thru, I'm very much looking forward to starting this... Read morePublished on July 16, 2001
This book is excellent for beginners. The explanations are clear. The use of watchpoints (common mistakes) in the text are good. Read morePublished on March 30, 2001 by Gregory Olsen
This is the first book I bought concerning the Philates technique. I'm fairly athletic, but found the exercises a joy. Read morePublished on April 5, 2000 by Amazon Customer
This book is a short and sweet synopsis of the Pilates(R) Method of Body Conditioning. It is a quick reference that any person serious about their health can benefit from.Published on June 3, 1999