Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core
Gain new insights on the important role of core muscles in Pilates movement with this safe and effective guide to core training.
This book, designed for both Pilates practitioners and instructors, illustrates the connection between the functional anatomy of the body’s core and its application during Pilates.
Focusing on the inherent potential of the human body, the book demonstrates how the core functions and how stabilization promotes health and proper movement patterns.
More than 290 full-color illustrations explain current research on topics such as neuroplasticity and fascia as they relate to the fundamental principles of Pilates; centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow.
Additionally, readers learn how to:
- Achieve the alignment, breathing and control required for optimal posture and movement
- Alleviate non-optimal habits that produce postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances and chronic tightness
- Integrate fundamental Pilates exercises for a stable core and reduced injury risk
Illustrated. Softcover; 175 pages.