Take a detailed look at your Pilates practice with the superbly illustrated exercises in Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition.
Choose from 46 exercises to target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. See which key muscles are activated, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness, and how breathing, alignment, and movement are all fundamentally linked as you work to tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility.
Use the Personalize Your Practice section for each exercise to vary your practice and customize your workouts to fit your needs. Here you'll find modifications to make each exercise more accessible when there are limitations such as tight hamstrings or underdeveloped core strength. Variations provide variety, and progressions are offered to add more challenge to each exercise and serve as valuable stepping stones on your journey to more advanced Pilates exercise.
Also included are techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness, providing a unique exercise experience that enhances your body and your mind.
Whether you are just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, Pilates Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you'll refer to again and again.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
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Easy simple and helpfulUser Review - clenat373 - Overstock.com
learnt a lot about my muscles and helped me better understand my pilates instructor and exercises. It is relatively simple so maybe good for beginner not for highly trained instructors. Would recommend. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MelindaLibrary - LibraryThing
The beginning of the book offers an anatomy lesson in great detail - so much so, I wondered if this was a book for someone studying medicine. Lots of detail and technical terms, along with diagrams ... Read full review
Six Key Principles of Pilates
Spine Core and Body Alignment
Muscles Movement Analysis and Mat Work
Foundation for a Mat Session
Abdominal Work for Movement and Stabilization
Fine Articulation for a Flexible Spine
Bridging for a Functional Spine
Side Exercises for an Effective Core