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The Pilates Bookshelf: Pilates Anatomy

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Are you looking for a guide to the anatomy behind Pilates? Something straight forward and well illustrated? Look no further than Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger.

Pilates Anatomy, published by Human Kinetics, offers a detailed and comprehensive look at the muscle work behind Pilates exercises. The introduction contains a comprehensive discussion of the six principles of Pilates and focuses on breath. A deep understanding of breathing technique is important for new teachers to understand in order to better educate clients. Pilates Anatomy presents 45 exercises detailed with illustrations, description of targeted and accompanying muscles, choreography, and cueing. The cueing is what sets this book apart from other anatomy books.

This book is very easy to follow and is perfect for new instructors and a great reference tool for seasoned instructors. Students looking to more fully understand and appreciate their practice of Pilates will not find Pilates Anatomy intimidating but empowers. It can be difficult to give reading recommendations to student due to the technical nature of most anatomy books. Pilates Anatomy can be purchased at most major retailers and retails at only $19.95.

Pick up your own copy of Pilates Anatomy and embrace your Pilates journey, as teacher or student.

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 04:20PM by Registered CommenterPilates-Pro in , , | Comments1 Comment | References3 References

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Pilates is one of the most popular recent trends in health and fitness. Exercises can be done on a mat or on any number of medieval-looking equipment designed specifically for Pilates, such as the reformer, Cadillac and Chair. Pilates helps to build a long and slender, but strong body with healthy muscle toning. Thanks alot.
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