Joseph Pilates has been nothing short of revolutionary in his impact on the world of fitness and exercise. You will learn in this book the original 34 exercises that he taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right. These carefully designed exercises constitute the results of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind.
Pilates makes extraordinary claims about the benefits of his defined science of "Contrology". The exercises shown in this book constitute the breadth of his original definition of Contrology, and are basic to the growing army of worldwide trainers whose teachings rely on the instructions contained in this book. Living testimony to the validity of his own teachings, the photographs of this book are of Joseph Pilates himself at age sixty!
In this book, you will learn the exercises that Joseph Pilates recommended to accompany the basic advice (offered separately in his book, Your Health - see below) regarding posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, and physical education. It is fascinating to study these exercises and to discover the origins of what is being taught by fitness enthusiasts, health educators, and exercise trainers around the world.
Incredibly informative. I haven't finished but so far the book has proven to not just explain the evolvement of different methods, ie STOTT, Physical Mind, etc but the philosophy... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is absolutely fantastic. I use is as a reference book for true classic Pilates form.Published 2 months ago by Debbie Krzyminski
GREAT book full of photographs showing proper positioning for the various Pilates moves.Published 2 months ago by Pat Hawkins
I am very happy to find this book, it' s essential. I recommend for everybody. Pictures and instructions are very useful.Published 2 months ago by Simandi eva
Great book from Joseph pilates . It amazing and everyone should read if you are looking to make changes to your overall body and mind health. Read morePublished 3 months ago by anischochet