"When all your muscles are properly developed you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure"
In order to assist you in maximising both your enjoyment and the effectiveness of your Pilates sessions, I have put together a brief synopsis of the STOTT PILATES method.
STOTT PILATES mind-body exercise builds on the essence and principles of the late Joseph H Pilates’ work by incorporating modern knowledge about the body.
The aim of STOTT PILATES is to teach optimal musculoskeletal performance – strength, flexibility and endurance – without risking injury or building bulk. With a focus on neutral alignment and breathing plus core stability, including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilisation, STOTT PILATES also helps restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self-confidence. The result: a balanced and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalised and moves with ease.
The STOTT PILATES 5 Basic Body Awareness Principles refer to a series of biomechanical body awareness issues that provide the basis for exercise and technique. The principles are Breathing, Pelvic Placement, rib cage placement, scapular mobility and stability, and head and cervical placement. Understanding these principles at an early stage will ensure that participants become aware of how their bodies function. These principles are applied to all exercises.
Why STOTT Pilates?
It is my chosen method because as an organisation, STOTT provides thorough, scientifically based programming and training plus ongoing support and wide-ranging training options. The teaching format and progressive method are systematic and I find individuals respond to the well balanced sequences and modifications.