Return to Life Through Contrology
Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. This true rhythm and control is observed both in domestic pets and wild animals —without known exceptions.
Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit. In childhood, with rare exceptions, we all enjoy the benefits of natural and normal physical development. However, as we mature, we find ourselves living in bodies not always complimentary to our ego. Our bodies are slumped, our shoulders are stooped, our eyes are hollow, our muscles are flabby, and our vitality extremely lowered, if not vanished. This is but the natural result of not having uniformly developed all the muscles of our spine, trunk, arms, and legs in the course of pursuing our daily labors and office activities.
If you will faithfully perform your Contrology exercises regularly only four times a week for just three months as outlined in RETURN TO LIFE, you will find your body development approaching the ideal, accompanied by renewed mental vigor and spiritual enhancement. Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain. And this by no means is the end.
Joseph H. Pilates, William John Miller. I. The Hundred (Introductory Exercise) Pose 1 (a) Take position illustrated (b) Lie flat with.
Pose 1 (a) Take position illustrated (b) Lie flat with body resting on mat or floor (c) Stretch arms (shoulder-wide, touching body, palms down) straight forward (d) Stretch legs (close together, knees locked) straight for ward (e) ...
Pose 3 (a) EXHALE SLOWLY (b) Raise and lower both arms (tensed) (c) From shoulders only (d) Without touching body (e) Within a radius of 6” to 8” (f) Mentally counting 5 movements while (g) EXHALING SLOWLY (h) Alternating with 5 similar ...
Joseph H. Pilates, William John Miller. II. The Roll Up Pose 1 (b) Stretch arms (shoulder-wide, palms up) straight back.
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I had to get this book since I am a Pilates teacher. And I enjoyed but I put it down wanting a bit more from it. It very short and most of the book is pictures which I have seen plenty of pictures of ... Read full review