5 Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES®

The aim of Pilates is to develop optimal neuromuscular performance by focusing on core stability, while safely balancing muscular strength with flexibility. 

Whether performed on a mat or on specialised equipment, Pilates that incorporates modern theories of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation should involve the following biomechanical principles:- 

 

    Introduction to the 5 Basic Principles View 
1. Breathing View 
2. Pelvic placement View 
3. Rib cage placement View 
4. Scapular movement and Stabilisation View 
5. Head and cervical placement View 

 

By introducing these principles and reinforcing them over time, awareness of how the body moves is developed. This mind-body awareness ensures focus on precision and control to realize the full benefits of any exercise program.

The attached information sheet gives full details of each principle.

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Also, by following the links above, you will be able to watch the official videos showing each principle in detail.