We have worked our way down to our final Pilates principle! Yippe! And, it's a good one :)
If one brings full attention to the exercise and does it with full commitment, maximum value will be obtained from each movement. Sometimes it is so hard to let the business of the day go and just become present with Pilates. Especially this time of year! Pilates can be such a wonderful calming, releasing, and strengthening presence in your life. When we fully invest ourselves in each exercise during our hour of class, we will receive so much more in return, both physically AND mentally. All of the principles (Breath, Precision, Centering, Control, Flow, and Concentration) play a vital role in making Pilates the unique method that we all love so much!
Joseph Pilates said it best: "The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body."