Pilates Anatomy

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Clippinger

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450429114

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 7954

This is Pilates as you've never seen it before. With detailed descriptions, step-by-step instruction, and stunning full-color anatomical illustrations, "Pilates" "Anatomy" takes you inside the exercises and programs that will tone the body, stabilize 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. Choosing from over 45 exercises, you can target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. You'll also find techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness for a unique exercise experience that enhances your mind and your body. Whether you are just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, "Pilates" "Anatomy" is a one-of-a-kind resource that you'll refer to again and again.

Pilates Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Abby Ellsworth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607105063

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 2894

Let's flex! Discover Pilates--from the inside out--in this innovative reference book featuring exercises and workouts for every level. Madonna does it. Jennifer Aniston does it. And so do plenty of pro football players. These days, it seems like everyone is doing pilates, a form of exercise that strengthens core muscle groups for a lean, toned body. Whether you're already a pilates devotee, or a couch potato who's ready to reform, Pilates Anatomy is for you! * Written and developed by a renowned pilates instructor, Pilates Anatomy is designed to be a thorough guide for every level--from beginner to advanced. * This unique book aims to teach more than just different exercises. Detailed anatomical illustrations teach readers all about muscle mechanics and how their bodies work to encourage safe, injury-free workouts. To help reinforce students' understanding, this book also features reference sections on pilates terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover how “chicken wings,” “tiny steps,” and “the corkscrew” can help you create a long, lean, strong body. Readers can choose from a comprehensive list of individual pilates exercises designed for every level of practice. * In addition to individual movements, this amazing book also includes a series of challenging workouts featuring both mats and props for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. * Discover powerhouse sales! Interest in pilates continues to grow--there are over 15 million people who regularly practice pilates, and many more who would like to try this method of exercise. * Includes poster of pilates techniques and muscle systems.

Anatomy of Pilates

Author: P I Limited / dba Physicalmind Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970530615


Page: N.A

View: 7069

Pilates is the fastest growing exercise trend! Finally, an anatomy textbook that is for Pilates practioners. Now you can easily learn what you need to be able to teach the Method. Clear anatomical drawings that relate to specific exercises with definitions of muscles and how they work and where they attach. Muscle recruitment is explained for each exercise.Essential for any Pilates teacher or trainer.

Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core

An Illustrated Guide to a Safe and Effective Core Training Program

Author: Evan Osar,Marylee Bussard

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170028

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 1960

This book is the first to illustrate the essential connection between the functional anatomy of the body’s core and its application during Pilates’ fundamental core exercises. Focusing on the inherent potential of the human body to stabilize and move, Dr. Evan Osar and Marylee Bussard combine the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for relieving discomfort and improving pain-free movement. With more than 290 full-color illustrations, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core provides both Pilates practitioners and professional teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control. The authors apply current research on neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, the matrix-like connective tissue of the body, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow. They show how to avoid muscle imbalances, chronic tightness, and pain by incorporating the principles of functional anatomy during exercise. Readers learn how to: • Achieve the alignment, breathing, and control required for developing optimal posture and movement • Alleviate non-optimal habits that relate to common postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and chronic tightness • Integrate the fundamental Pilates exercises in order to develop a more stable core and eliminate the risks of common injuries while accomplishing one’s health and fitness goals From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Anatomy of Pilates

Author: Paul Massey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437803

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 157

View: 8053

Created by Joseph Pilates during the early 20th century, Pilates is used by millions today to improve their physical and mental well-being. Much of its appeal lies in its simple, low-impact approach, which is ideal for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general physical health. Based on a series of precise movements and the employment of equipment such as rubber balls and exercise bands, Pilates emphasizes concentration, control, alignment, core stability, and proper breathing. The Anatomy of Pilates shows what actually happens to the body’s muscles and joints during Pilates exercises. Each two-page spread features detailed anatomical illustrations of an exercise (with muscle actions highlighted in red), a detailed description of the exercise and its objectives, the particular breathing pattern to be used, a list of the specific muscles being worked, visualization techniques, complementary exercises, and more. The Anatomy of Pilates is an accessible, authoritative guide for current and prospective teachers of Pilates, practitioners at all skill levels, physical therapists, and other health professionals.

Anatomy of Fitness Pilates

Author: Isabel Eisen

Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781743087374

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 64

View: 5570

Pilates is a rewarding and invigorating exercise program that can increase overall fitness, build core strength and improve performance. Anatomy of Fitness: Pilates features a complete DVD yoga program and 64-page book that will show you how to improve your physical stability, strength, and flexibility while keeping your body and mind aligned.

Pilates, 2E

Author: Isacowitz, Rael

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434169

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 4761

Covering mat work and apparatus, Pilates, Second Edition, is the most respected and comprehensive guide available. Exercises include photo sequences, level of difficulty ratings, recommended resistance ranges, and instructions and reasons for performing the movements. Many exercises include variations for increasing or decreasing the challenge.

The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583943519

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 5010

""The tens of millions of people who participate in or instruct dance, pilates, sports, and yoga will find this book an essential tool that explains the mechanics behind physical movement, recommends strengthening and stretching exercises, and helps avoid injury."--Provided by publisher"--

Anatomy Trains

Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 044310283X

Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 4061

An accessible comprehensive approach to the anatomy and function of the fascial system in the body combined with a holistic.


Author: Isabel Eisen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477781641

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8188

Illustrated with photographs of a practicing Pilates expert and diagrams that show the muscle groups that get a workout during each featured Pilates exercise, this instructional guide has everything a reader interested in Pilates needs to begin crafting their own personalized regimen. Beginning with an explanation of what Pilates is and the history of how it was developed and going on to discuss modern principles and equipment, this guide emphasizes correct body placement, proper breathing techniques, and injury prevention. Includes a range of basic, intermediate, and advanced Pilates exercises and numerous step-by-step workouts to try.

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, 2E

Author: Clippinger, Karen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450469280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 6771

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, Second Edition, retains its scientific perspective while offering greater accessibility to a wider audience. The streamlined approach makes the content more accessible in a single undergraduate course, and the text comes with a suite of online ancillaries.

Massage Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Abby Ellsworth,Peggy Altman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607105039

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 4742

Ahhh! Discover the power of massage--from the inside out--in this unique reference book featuring seven styles of massage and enlightening anatomical illustrations. Massages energize, revitalize, and renew both body and spirit, and have even been proven to restore and promote good health. But to safely practice massage, you need to understand how the body works. Everyone from new students to experienced massage therapists can benefit from this unique book dedicated to the practice of massage. * The world of massage at your fingertips! This comprehensive book explores seven of the world's best-known styles of massage: Swedish, Fusion, Shiatsu, Thai, River Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki. * Massage Anatomy uniquely combines an understanding of the human body with different massage styles, making it an excellent resource for practitioners of all levels. * Detailed anatomical illustrations and approachable text demonstrate body planes, muscle groups, and crucial areas like the nervous and lymphatic systems. There is also a helpful reference section on massage terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover the ancient secrets practiced by Native Americans and Egyptians using warm stones that are applied to the body. Feel the “spirit life force” of reiki, a centuries-old Japanese technique used to promote peace and well-being. And find out how to combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage techniques for a fabulous massage fusion. * Next to strong hands, this comprehensive guide book is a massage therapist's most important tool--an invaluable resource for new students and experienced therapists alike. * Includes poster of massage techniques and muscle systems.

Anatomy of Movement

Author: N.A

Publisher: Eastland Pr-International Rebate Code


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 316

View: 611

Anatomy of Movement presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In this newly-revised edition, A majority of the thousand-plus illustrations are new or have been modified by the author from the original edition. The text has also been updated, and the sequencing of the presentation of the musculoskeletal anatomy has been revised in part.

E-Book Teaching Pilates for Postural Faults, Illness and Injury

a practical guide

Author: Jane Paterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033057

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 1650

Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves. describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms describes the treatment of common medical conditions provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions

Innovations in Pilates

Author: Anthony Lett

Publisher: Anthony Lett

ISBN: 9780646554105

Category: Health

Page: 201

View: 8545

The Pilates Way to Birth

Author: Carolyne Anthony

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147976258X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 1521

Pilates-based exercises are used throughout this book because I feel they provide the most benefit for pregnant women. But... Pilates is much more than just a series of exercises. It is a lifestyle and philosophy that incorporates more than just a mind/body experience. It becomes a way of life for most Pilates instructors. We teach Pilates from the heart and soul, truly believing in its power to change lives. By teaching this course, I hope to plant a seed in all teachers and leave it with them to blossom through their own experiences. Pilates instructors have the ability to change not only bodies, but beliefs as well. Whether a woman chooses to do Pilates, Yoga, run or swim, being healthy physically is conducive for a better birth as well as post-partum recovery. By writing this book for the pregnant woman, I hope to impart the limitless possibilities, not just for exercise during pregnancy, but also for healthier ways of giving birth.


Body in Motion

Author: Alycea Ungaro,Russell Sadur

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751336917

Category: Exercise

Page: 176

View: 8022

PILATES is a unique exercise system that gives rapid, yet lasting results: a leaner, sculpted body, increased abdominal and lower back strength and improved posture. Pilates Body in Motion shows you how to achieve these remarkable results at home. Expert Guidance from Alycea Ungaro, who teaches the authentic Pilates technique at her New York City studio - Tribeca Bodyworks Full-colour step-by-step photographs of the complete matwork programme, plus a selection of standing exercises Annotated "Self-Corrections" highlight common mistakes and show how to avoid them when performing the exercises Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness