Pilates is a physical training system developed by Joseph Pilates.
When practised with consistency, the Pilates Method improves flexibility, builds strength and healthy muscles, and develops control and endurance for the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing and developing a strong core whilst improving coordination and balance.
It prevents neck and back pain, shoulder and knee injuries and contributes to maintaining a healthy body as well as a correct posture.
The Pilates Method is for everybody from beginner to advanced levels and is especially one of the best training methods for all musicians.
Pilates is a system of exercises designed to strengthen your “powerhouse,” or core. Joseph Pilates originally called his exercises contrology because of the mind-body connection needed to execute the moves properly and effectively.
He considered this to be a body/mind/spirit approach to movement founded on the integrative effect of principles such as centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow.
Understanding these principles helps you to get more out of a Pilates workout.