Pilates is a full-body exercise system that emphasizes body alignment and correct breathing system using the abdomen, lower back and buttocks as the power center. It enables the rest of the body to move freely. You experience a new awareness as your mind is directed through your body's movement. Developed by Joseph Pilates, this mind body work has over 500 specifically designed exercises. Pilates may be performed by people of any age group or fitness level in order to improve their flexibility and range of motion. People in physical therapy may use the method to aid their recovery.
This work incorporates concepts familiar to those practicing yoga, martial arts, and dance. It is noncompetitive. It is being the best that you can be and brings this to your horsemanship. It is Living Horsemanship.