Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology
First published in 1945, this new printing of the first major publication by Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Miller details the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates. Based on his concepts of a balanced body and mind and drawn from the approach espoused by the early Greeks, these are the exercises that currently sustain a world-wide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques. Readers will learn the original 34 exercises that Pilates taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right. These carefully designed exercises are the result of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind. In this book, readers will learn the exercises that Joseph Pilates recommended to accompany the basic advice regarding posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, and physical education.
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Abdomen drawn Arms stretched Back locked backward until shoulder Begin inhaling slowly Bend head forward bloodstream CAUTIONS Pose Chin touches chest Contrology exercises elbows entire body resting EXHALE EXHALE QUICKLY fatigue flat on mat floor g foregoing exercise five foregoing exercise six foregoing exercise three forward and downward Grasp hands high as possible hips Joseph Pilates Keep arms Keep body rigid Keep head left leg forward legs upward Lie flat line with body lungs mat or floor mental mind Move legs movements muscles palms physical fitness Pose 2 Pose Pose 4 NOTE position illustrated Pose position Repeat pressed firmly Raise legs Repeat the foregoing resting on mat result Return to Pose right angle position right arm rolling shoulder blades lock spine straight backward straight line Stretch arms shoulder-wide Stretch legs close Stretch toes pointed Swing Take position illustrated Thrust chest touching body Twist body unroll upward and backward vertebra
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A Core Collection in Dance
Association of College and Research Libraries. Dance Librarians Committee
No preview available - 2002