Whether you are starting on a healing journey, or looking to maintain your current health, Pilates will help. Through its focus on 8 key principles, Pilates has helped thousands of Canberrans like yourself. One of these Key Pilates Principles is Breath. 

Learning to control your breath is of vital importance. When you can breathe fully and easily, your body and mind can be relaxed and calm. Breathing also increases blood circulation, revitalising your body with fresh oxygen and energy.

Breathing the Pilates way


In your sessions at Pilates Can, your instructors will teach you lateral breathing.  This type of breathing facilitates the diaphragm to work efficiently in conjunction with our deep muscular stabilisers, whilst massaging your internal organs.  It allows the body to effectively use muscles like the transverse abdominis, multifidus and pelvic floor, to provide your body with the support it needs to move freely and easily.  This type of breathing is also a really nice way to get you centred in your body before your Pilates session.

Your instructors often will guide you through breathing during certain exercises, to help you get the most out of your body.  Once you “get” how to breathe this way, you will be amazed at what your body can do – you may feel stronger, lighter, and able to move your body more efficiently – all because of the focus on your breath. 

“Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it… Above all learn how to breathe correctly”
Joseph Pilates

With practice, breathing the Pilates way will become second nature.

To find out more about how breathing and the other key Pilates principles can assist you with your personal healing process, contact us on 0419 777 477 or use the form beside this text to provide your contact details so we can have a quick phone conversation to discover how we can best assist your personal situation.