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 Control.
Control is one of the most important principles of Pilates. Did you know that Joseph Pilates originally called his work Contrology? He said:
When you first start your Pilates sessions with us, your instructors will take you through your exercises in a slow and controlled way. We will help you learn to move with correct technique, moving efficiently and safely through your Pilates practice.
By developing strong connections between your mind and body, you are better able to execute movements with control. As you practice moving with control, it will become second nature to perform each exercise slowly and accurately. You will also find your movements become more efficient and flow better.
When you can control your movements and complete them with precision, you are on the way to healing and health maintenance by keeping your body safe in your Pilates sessions. This is important because it allows you, over time, to achieve greater mobility, strength, flexibility and self-awareness.
As Joseph Pilates said:
Practising the principles of control in Pilates, and learning how to move more efficiently, will help you perform everyday activities effectively and with less strain on your body.