SIX ORIGINAL PRINCIPLES OF JOSEPH PILATES
Learn to breathe correctly.
Breathing oxygenates the blood and increases circulation.
Inhale to prepare for movement.
Exhale to execute movement.
Focus your mind on the task at hand.
Complete control of your body by your mind.
Movement flowing out from a strong center.
The center is the wide band of midsection from your navel around to your lower back.
Precise movements elevate the benefits of exercise.
Focus on perfect performance.
Concentrate on flow during each exercise.
Work to improve balance and control coordination to prepare your body for the demands of daily life.