Pilates is a 'mind-body' form of exercise designed to re-balance the body. Pilates focuses on starting all exercises from a central core of stability. From this central core pilates works by adjusting the intensity of the exercise and the resistance.
Abnormal patterns of movement can be altered by focusing on breath control and precision of movement.
The pilates technique is taught either through mat exercises or the use of simple equipment. Mat work exercises are designed to promote core stability, flexibility, endurance, postural and body awareness