Thoughtful awareness of your whole body while you are performing the movements is key. In order to bring about change to the way you move, the body and mind need to work together. Pilates will help you to develop greater body awareness and control, through concentration and focus on the detail and precision of the exercises performed. When you are aware of the movements within each exercise, this way of moving will ultimately become automatic, bringing about unconscious improvement to the way the body moves in everyday life.

– The Pilates Bible, Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw & NAthan Gardner.