Science of Pilates Understand the anatomy and physiology to perfect your practice

Tracy Ward

Book - 2022

Did you know that performing Pilates can strengthen your core, improve flexibility and posture, and help to reduce stress and anxiety at the same time? Backed by scientific research, learn how Pilates exercises benefit every system in the body. Science of Pilates reveals the facts with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each exercise, safe alignment, and much more!

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Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Published
New York, NY : DK Publishing 2022.
©2022
Language
English
Main Author
Tracy Ward (author)
Other Authors
Arran Lewis (illustrator)
Edition
First American edition
Physical Description
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-222) and index.
ISBN
9780744064230
  • Introduction
  • Physiology of Pilates
  • Muscular Anatomy
  • Understanding Local and Global Muscles
  • Understanding Muscle Slings
  • How Muscles Work
  • Skeletal System
  • Bone Strength and Joints
  • Core Muscles
  • Neutral Spine Anatomy
  • Understanding Posture
  • The Nature of Mechanical Pain
  • Pilates and Pain Relief
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Gut Health
  • Pilates and Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety
  • Pilates Exercises
  • Introduction to the Exercises
  • Simple Posture Exercises
  • Abdominal Curl
  • Oblique Curl
  • Stability Exercises
  • Hundred
  • Variations
  • Rolling Back
  • Variations
  • One Leg Stretch
  • Variations
  • Double Leg Stretch
  • Variations
  • Rocker With Open Legs
  • Swan Dive
  • Variations
  • One Leg Kick
  • Double Leg Kick
  • Scissors
  • Variations
  • Bicycle
  • Shoulder Bridge
  • Variations
  • Swimming
  • Variations
  • Seal
  • Rotation Exercises
  • One Leg Circle
  • Variations
  • Side Kick
  • Variations
  • Hip Twist
  • Variations
  • Side Kick in Kneeling
  • Side Bend
  • Variations
  • Clam Lift and Lower
  • Double Leg Lift
  • One Leg Lifted
  • Strength Exercises
  • Roll Up
  • Variations
  • Roll Over
  • Corkscrew
  • Neck Pull
  • Jack Knife
  • Teaser
  • Variations
  • Leg Pull Front
  • Variations
  • Leg Pull Back
  • Variations
  • Boomerang
  • Rocking
  • Breastroke
  • Criss Cross
  • Control Balance
  • Push Up
  • Variations
  • Mobility Exercises
  • Spine Stretch
  • Saw
  • Spine Twist
  • Cobra
  • Arm Openings
  • Thread the Needle
  • Mermaid
  • Pilates Training
  • General Fitness
  • Beginner Workout Plans
  • Intermediate Workout Plans
  • Advanced Workout Plans
  • Pilates for Running
  • Pilates for Swimming
  • Pilates for Strength Training
  • Pilates for Sedentary Workers
  • Pilates for Women's Health
  • Pilates for Back Pain
  • Pilates for Neck Pain and Headaches
  • Pilates for Scoliosis
  • Pilates for Hypermobility
  • Pilates for Osteoporosis
  • Pilates for Arthritis
  • Index
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author and Acknowledgments