Before commencing my Pilates training I studied Anatomy and Physiology intensively for 1 year which was a prerequisite for my course. It was fascinating learning about the bones of the skeleton, the muscles and their origins and insertions and the systems of the body. It was something I'd always been curious about and this course provided plenty of detail.
It also made me realise just how limited my knowledge was previously and similarly, how little the majority of my Pilates clients know about their bodies when they start out.
What Are The Benefits Of Knowing Your Body Better?
As the Pilates method of Exercise is a mind-body connection, the more you can visualize the various structures of your body the easier it is to connect with them which improves body awareness. This makes taking control of your body and creating positive change much easier. The greater your body awareness becomes too, the more likely you are to be able to detect any unusual...