The Principles Of Pilates
04 November 2011,13:13:53 BST
Pilates has soared in popularity over recent times as more and more people switch on to the benefits it offers. You might be among the many individuals who dons Pilates clothing to get stuck into the pursuit.
The discipline was founded in the early 20th century by the German Joseph Pilates. He originally called the activity contrology because he believed that his method used the mind to control the muscles. In 1980, Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen published the first modern book on the subject and it was called The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning. In it, six principles were identified and these have been widely adopted by the wider community.
These principles are concentration, control, centre, flow, precision and breathing. Concentration is mentioned because those who don their Pilates clothes and take part in the activity are expected to focus intensively. Meanwhile, control refers to the mastering of muscles. Participants are supposed to be able to control of every aspect of every moment. Centring, on the other hand, helps people to focus and balance. It involves close attention being paid to the so-called 'powerhouse', which encompasses the abdomen, back, hips, buttocks and inner thighs. Flow is a reference to the ease with which exercises are supposed to merge into one another. Also, participants are supposed to be extremely precise and breathing is also important in Pilates. Its creator saw considerable value in increasing the intake of oxygen into the body. Next time you need to stock up on Pilates wear, you can come here to Wellicious to peruse our online boutique. Try our Wellicious High Neck Top in Olive teamed up with our Wellicious Stay Down Leggings in Gorgeous Grape.← Previous Post Next Post →