Pilates, (originally called “Contrology”), is defined as “the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit”. Pilates is a form of exercises developed to stretch, strengthen, tone and align the body, while helping to relieve excess pressure and stress on the joints and improve posture.
Pilates is a mind-body exercise that will help you become more aware of how your body moves and will refresh you physically and mentally to relieve stress. As a total body workout, Pilates can correct over-trained muscles and prevent injury while helping you develop improved core strength and increased range of motion and flexibility.
It is helpful if you think of Pilates as a new language for your body to learn to help you move in a more efficient way. Once you have grasped the connection of the mind and body, the body will eliminate improper form and technique through improved skill and repetition. Your body will also welcome and utilize the increased flow of oxygen for muscular nourishment and mental clarity.