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Yoga By The Sea

Pilates Foundations: The Breath

Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Anything that grows high has deep roots. In order to understand Pilates, it’s important to start with a solid foundation. In this and the following installments, I’ll take you through the basic building blocks of Pilates that need to be mastered before employing more complicated choreography (the fun stuff!). Today, we’re going to talk about the most important aspect of the Pilates foundation- the breath.

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Woman Stretching

History of Pilates

Published: Monday, 3 March 2008
To understand Pilates, it’s important to have a bit of a background on its creator, Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Pilates was about fifty years ahead of his time and did not enjoy financial success during his life and would not receive appreciation of his work until long after his death.
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Fitness From The Inside Out

Published: Monday, 4 February 2008

I have been in the professional fitness field for twenty years. My interest started, as it did for many of us who grew up in the 80’s, with aerobics, step aerobics, aerobics with weights, etc… etc… The perception then was that if you weren’t on the verge of passing out from pain and exhaustion at the end of the workout- then it wasn’t working. The goal was punish yourself to the point where you’d be too sore to walk for the next two days.

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