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Pilates himself. And that is a very important thing to mention which I will explain in a bit more detail later on. Brooke Siler is an incredible woman with a renowned name. She is an intelligent woman whom I admire greatly. This book has a very good introduction to Pilates, with the basic rules and principles which is something that I always find as a good way to start a book on Pilates because people are not generally very familiar with the basic principles and the ones who are are usually glad to be reminded of them or simply appreciate it being mentioned because it is the core of everything people will learn later on.
This is another aspect of this book that I highly appreciate. Most people are visual beings and will only understand something if it is shown to them not just explained in words.
Now to return to what I mentioned when I started writing this review. I am a Pilates instructor myself and I have studied his teachings as well as the teachings of the first and second generation after him.
With all of that knowledge and with the advanced medical research I have found that some things do not sit well with me regarding his teachings. For instance, hyper extension and flexion of the spine have proven to be more harmful than beneficial over time, neutral spine position is what we should aspire to in the exercises.
Also, he was a man who dealt with his disciples one on one. He changed the exercises for each individual to apply it to his needs and a wanting outcome. Most Pilates instructors do not have that luxury today. We deal with working busy stressed mothers and fathers who find Pilates classes to be a small step away from their busy lifestyles so we cannot force them to work exactly as Pilates instructed.
Pilates was a very strict man who demanded from people to focus all of their energy and attention to Pilates classes. We need to make the exercises as safe and harmless as possible so even if the people do not go into them wholeheartedly at least they will not suffer any long term consequences. And in the end I will add that I owe my overwhelming thanks and gratitude to Asja Petersen, a woman who knows of no limits, a woman with an amazing spirit and a sharp mind.
She is one of the people who will lead Pilates into a new era. Pilates , so for everyone who is trying to get or stay healthy, to get or stay fit in body and mind and who is interested in seeing their body completely transform and flourish I urge you to try Pilates and give it the chance it deserves. Also, for some of the moves it feels like it could use a couple more pictures to fully explain the various aspects of the movement.
She incorporates the basics and proves that we do not need machines or gyms to do Pilates. The mat routine here is healthy and easy to follow with suggestions everyone can follow.
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An iconic Pilates book, it was my constant Pilates workout companion. How wonderful to have a book with all the same exercises in it that I was learning in my Pilates Mat classes. What a concept! Before the wide availability of Pilates information online, The Pilates Body arrived with a treasure trove of images, illustrations and suggestions about creating a steady practice for advancing your workout. A few months ago, I connected with Brooke in Los Angeles for an amazing fundraising event for our beloved colleague Mari Winsor. Especially as Pilates teachers we can never get enough of the good stuff for ourselves and continually study and teach this amazing method of body conditioning. Where can I find Brooke?
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