Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty not only to attain it but to maintain it.
You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.
Never slouch as doing so compresses the lungs, overcrowds other vital organs, rounds the back, and throws you off balance.
Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits. Correctly executed and mastered to the point of subconscious reaction, these exercises will reflect grace and balance in your routine activities.
Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.
When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.
Before any real benefit can be derived from physical exercises, one must first learn how to breath properly. Our very life depends on it.
Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.
You must squeeze every atom of impure air from lungs until they are almost as free of air as a vacuum.
I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier.
By exercising your stomach muscles, you wring out the body, you don't catch colds, you don't get cancer, you don't get hernias. Do animals get hernias? Do animals go on diets?
Moreover, such a body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all of the complex problems of modern living.
To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.
Concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value.
It is the mind that shapes the body
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.
It is the mind itself which builds the body.
Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self-confidence follows.
With body, mind, and spirit functioning perfectly as a coordinated whole, what else could reasonably be expected other than an active, alert, disciplined person?
Man should develop his physical condition simultaneously with that of his mind.
It is better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the 'poisons' generated by nervousness while lying awake.
As a heavy rainstorm freshens the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Methods purify the bloodstream.
Self-confidenc e, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires, with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results of the practice of Contrology [Pilates].
Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.
We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70's and old age should not come until we are almost 100.
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