Precision: A Minimalist Approach to Exercise

“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” ~Joseph Pilates

In this blog series we are unraveling the six principles of Pilates:

~Control

~Concentration

~Centering

~Flow

~Precision

~Breath

Today we are discussing Precision.

In Pilates precision is about intention and alignment. We want to follow directions correctly from head to toe. It’s amazing how one simple exercise can go from “Oh, this is pretty easy,’ to “Oh my gosh, this is killing me!”

Understanding posture and how the spine moves is imperative to performing precise movements. A Pilates exercise can drastically change when we talk about utilizing a neutral spine and flat pelvis vs utilizing a curved spine and tilted pelvis.

That’s the beauty of taking small, personalized Pilates classes with a Physical Therapist. I can see all the ways your body is trying to compensate, and I will challenge you to correct that.

Like the Minimalist approach to life: More is Not Always Better.

~Quality over Quantity.

~Simplification over Complication.

If you are not precise,

~More repetitions is not better.

~More height is not better.

~More weight is not better.

~More speed is not better.

~More blog is not better 🙂

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Jen Tyra

Dr. Jennifer Tyra helps women feel amazing so they can confidently conquer their day without pain, stiffness, or even pelvic problems (like leaking or painful sex).