In Pilates, you’ll often gain optimal results from an exercise when you make your movements smaller rather than larger. You’ll also gain more when you focus on the principles of Pilates: Concentration, Control, Centering, Breath, Precision, and Flow. It’s this attention to detail that makes Pilates a Mind-Body Practice.
As with most things in life, “less is more.” We live in a world where we drink from coffee cups large enough to fill our gas tanks, we eat muffins capable of feeding a family of four, fast food orders are supersized, and Costco supplies us with enough peanut butter to last for years.
Bigger is not always better.
According to Cedric Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise, “Thanks in part to the pandemic, many people’s exercise priorities have shifted from intense, calorie-burning workouts to activities that also foster a mind-body connection.”
Is Pilates as Good as Everyone Says?
The strength and flexibility workout is having a moment.
What can — and can’t — it do for us? Enjoy this recent illuminating NYTimes article.