The Exercises

  • Verena GewenigerEmail author
  • Alexander Bohlander


According to Joseph Pilates, correct breathing forms the basis of all movement (Sect. 3.4). Breathing should therefore be integrated purposefully, to support and assist movement:

- The inhalation (through the nose) is used as preparation, to concentrate on execution of the movement which follows.

- The movement takes place during a deep exhalation (through the mouth).


Axial Elongation Core Control Shoulder Blade Movement Category Transitional Position 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutscher Pilates-VerbandMühltal/TrautheimGermany
  2. 2.POLESTAR EuropeKölnGermany

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