Pilates movements are controlled, graceful and flowing, lengthening outwards from a strong centre. Efficiency and fluidity are pivotal to performing the exercises correctly. You will be taught how to articulate your spine through flexion, extension, side flexion and rotation, learning how to move the spine bone by bone.
Similarly, you will be mobilising your joints, taking them through their normal ranges of movement. The end result is longer, leaner muscles that are stronger through their entire range.
- The Pilates Bible – Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw & Nathan Gardner