People often associate Pilates with strengthening the core, i.e. a lot of abdominal exercises. While Pilates does indeed emphasize moving from an awakened and well balanced core, what is less known is that in fact, Joseph Pilates developed his approach to body work primarily as a method for rehabilitating sick and injured clients. He understood the importance of moving mindfully in order to attain full health.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.
Pilates is an excellent method for learning the basics of healthy posture and movement patterns as well as how to move mindfully with body, breath and mind in unity.