The Pilates method is essentially a mind-body centering technique that emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability, namely the lumbo-pelvic region.
From this central core, the Pilates method works by adjusting the intensity of each excerscise through the use of differing length (various limb movements) and resistances (use of Pilates equipment). Combine this with appropriate breathing control and the essence of the body-mind technique that is Pilates evident.
The Pilates technique is taught in two categories, matwork and machine based work
A combination of the original 34 excercises, that are modified to offer you best body control in order to prevent and/or rehabilitate from injury
Consist of mobility, strength and stretching excercises
Main theme is maintaining a central core of stability in the lumbo-pelvic region
Takes the concepts of matwork into spring loaded resistance machines
I work with the Springboard