Centering: The fundamental aim of Pilates is to strengthen the upper body (powerhouse). This area includes: abdominals, lower back, buttocks, inner thighs. This strengthening helps to hold the spine and internal organs, while stretching the body and improves posture.
Concentration: Concentration is essential in all Pilates exercises, it is used to create body awareness and coordinating body and mind.
Control: Concentration leads to total control of our body. It prevents sloppy movements that can cause injuries and improves coordination and agility of our body.
Precision: Each exercise or movement has its specific purpose and must be executed accurately to be effective. The details are important. Particular attention should be paid to the proper alignment of the body, performing the required exercises consciously.
Flow: Pilates exercises should flow from one to the next without interruption..
Breathing: Accuracy and fluency are coordinated with breathing specific to each case, increasing lung volume and improving oxygenation of the blood. Awareness of the breath and handle gives you total control over your body and mind.