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:

“Through contrology, you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.”
Joseph Pilates
(Return to Life Through Contrology, 1945)

Control is closely connected to the principles of centering and concentration.

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:

"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."
Joseph Pilates

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.

To find out more about how control 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.