PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLES
FROM JOSEPH H. PILATES
GOALS AND BENEFITS
Movimiento del cuerpo entero
desarrollo muscular equilibrado
excerpts from JH's book. Pilates and Miller WR Return to life through Contrology
His vision on health and wellbeing
gives context to his exercises.
"By doing the exercises 4 times a week
for 3 months ,
the development of your body approaches the ideal,
accompanied by renewed mental vigor and
spiritual improvement. "
"Physical fitness is the
first requirement to achieve happiness,
is the maintenance of
a uniformly developed body
with a solid mind, fully capable of performing naturally, easily and satisfactorily our many and varied tasks with pleasure and fun. "
"We must constantly strive to have strong and healthy bodies, and develop our minds to the limit of our capacity."
"that purifying mechanism like ´the internal shower´ that produces an invigoration and a physical and mental rejuvenation."
BODY , MIND, SPIRIT
coordination I strength I mobility I efficient and fluid movement
Proper posture I mental and spiritual rejuvenation
self-knowledge I self-confidence I
Restoration of natural animal movement
Integration of mind, body and spirit I feeling of well-being I better quality of life