Pilates For The Disabled
Pilates is a series of about five hundred exercises
that Joseph Pilates created and were inspired by
calisthenics, yoga and ballet. These exercises work to
improve flexibility, strength, balance and body
Not only is Pilates a great physical experience
designed to strengthen the body's core muscles, it is
also a wonderful spiritual experience designed to
focus the body on breathing. Good breathing practices
promote better blood flow in the body.
Since the 1920's when Joseph Pilates created the
exercises to help injured athletes, dancers and later
war veterans, Pilates has been adapted to suit people
of the general community.
Pilates is a non-aerobic form of exercises that draws
strength from concentration and focus. The movements
are meant to be low impact and the focus is on
perfection of each movement instead of quantity of
reps done, quality over quantity.
Even though Pilates is a very low impact form of
exercise, it is important that is you have a
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