The other basic principles are breathing, control, centering, flowing movement, and precision. Because the exercises are so controlled they are very safe and the technique is perfect for any age.
Pilates is the technique that allows you to get to know your own body.
As you work through the exercises with your instructor your posture improves, your muscles become more toned, and joints more mobile, and your body shape will become more balanced.
Best of all, your Pilates body will spill over into your everyday life, so even the most route of activities – sitting, waking, or standing – will become infused with balance and grace.