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Excerpts — Pilates Anatomy

Core stability plays key role in body alignment

The powerhouse, or core, can be described as the area from the bottom of the rib cage to a line across the hip joints in the front and to the base of the buttocks in the back.

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Understand the principles of Pilates

Breath, concentration, center, control, precision, and flow are principles that form the basis of many approaches of Pilates and are generally accepted as the foundation of the system.

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Learn three ways to control breathing during Pilates

The belief that breathing exercises, or voluntarily controlled breathing patterns, may provide health benefits or enhance physical performance has been shared by many cultures for centuries.

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