What are the six principles of Pilates?

Concentration – It’s important to be mentally present as you do Pilates exercises, remaining aware of your body’s movements, sensations and alignment.

Control – Moving the body in a controlled manner so as to carry out the exercises safely and effectively.

Centering – Using body sides of the body equally and evenly

Fluidity – Smoothly transitioning from one movement to the next to create a flow.

Precision – Each movement should be precise, the accurate positioning of each part of your body it vital in order to achieve all the benefits of pilates.

Breathe – Paying attention to your breathing is important as this fuels your concentration and precision. You should aim for deep, steady breaths.

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