benefits of the pilates method
Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through the Pilates Method you 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.
- Joseph H. Pilates, Return to Life
Rather than focus on a particular set of muscles, Pilates exercises develop and maintain the body as a whole, generating muscular power, endurance, suppleness, grace and skill.
Pilates exercises begin in the mind. With a strong focus on correct movement, we can reawaken dormant brain cells thus activating new areas and stimulating further function of the mind.
Spiritual peace is the ultimate achievement in Pilates. To coordinate the body and mind with the spirit is to experience the fullness of health and happiness.