Author(s): Rael Isacowitz & Karen Clippinger
This title includes Pilates as you've never seen it before! With detailed descriptions, step-by-step instruction and stunning full-colour anatomical illustrations, "Pilates Anatomy" takes you inside the exercises and programmes that will tone the body, stabilise the core, improve balance and increase flexibility. Using the original mat work of Joseph Pilates, you'll see how key muscles are used, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness and how breathing, alignment, posture and movement are all fundamentally linked.
Rael Isacowitz is a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Pilates. He has over 30 years of Pilates achievement and is a prominent lecturer and teacher at symposiums, universities and studios around the globe. Karen Clippinger is a professor at California State University at Long Beach, where she teaches functional anatomy for dance, body placement, Pilates, and other dance science courses.
Chapter 1. Six Key Principles of Pilates; Chapter 2. Spine, Core, and Body Alignment; Chapter 3. Muscles, Movement Analysis, and Mat Work; Chapter 4. Foundation for a Mat Session; Chapter 5. Abdominal Work for Movement and Stabilization; Chapter 6. Fine Articulation for a Flexible Spine; Chapter 7. Bridging for a Functional Spine; Chapter 8. Side Exercises for an Effective Core; Chapter 9. Extensions for a Strong Back; Chapter 10. Customizing Your Pilates Program.