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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accomplishment acquire action activities arms arms shoulder-wide backward balance Begin Bend blood breathing Bring carrying CAUTIONS Pose chest Chin touching circle complete Contrology exercises correct daily effective elbows entire body EXHALE fatigue feet flexibility follow foot foregoing exercise three forward and downward fresh gradually Grasp hands head Heels high as possible hips ideal important indicated INHALE SLOWLY instructions Joseph Keep knees locked left leg leg forward legs close legs upward living Lower lungs mat or floor mental mind motion Move movements muscles natural normal perform person physical fitness Pilates Pose 2 Pose Pose 4 NOTE position illustrated Pose practically pressed raised reach relaxation Repeat the foregoing result Return to Pose right angle position right leg Rock rolling shoulders side spine straight backward straight forward Stretch Swing Take position illustrated Toes pointed touch mat turn Twist upward upward and backward vital walking
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A Core Collection in Dance
Association of College and Research Libraries. Dance Librarians Committee
No preview available - 2002