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Pilates Anatomy

Pilates Anatomy Lowest new price: $13.56
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Author: Rael Isacowitz
Brand: Human Kinetics

This is Pilates as you’ve never seen it before.

With detailed descriptions, step-by-step instruction, and stunning full-color anatomical illustrations, Pilates Anatomy takes you inside the exercises and programs that will tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility. Using the original mat work of Joseph Pilates, you’ll see how key muscles are used, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness, and how breathing, alignment, posture, and movement are all fundamentally linked.

Choosing from over 45 exercises, you can target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. You’ll also find techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness for a unique exercise experience that enhances your mind and your body.

Whether you are just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, Pilates Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again.

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Return to Life

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Author: Joseph H. Pilates

RETURN TO LIFE is the original Pilates exercise book written by the creator and visionary of the Pilates method of exercise, Joseph H. Pilates. This book reviews the conceptual basis and philosophy of the Pilates method or ‘Contrology’ and the original matwork exercises Mr. Pilates taught in the studio on 8th Avenue and 55th Street in New York City. The model featured in this book is Mr. Pilates himself at the age of 60.

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The PMA Pilates Certification Exam Study Guide

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Author: Deborah Lessen

The purpose of the PMA Pilates Certification Exam Study Guide is to provide a comprehensive review of topics specific to the Pilates Method as a tool for a candidate preparing for the PMA Pilates Certification Exam. The development of a valid examination for the PMA certification process began with a clear and concise definition of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent job performance. The knowledge and skill bases for the questions on the multiple-choice examination were derived from the actual practice of a diverse group of established Pilates teachers as out-lined in the 2005 PMA Role Delineation Study, and updated by a new group in 2011.

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Back RX: A 15-Minute-a-Day Yoga- and Pilates-Based Program to End Low Back Pain

Back RX: A 15-Minute-a-Day Yoga- and Pilates-Based Program to End Low Back Pain Lowest new price: $12.00
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Author: Vijay Vad
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As a physician specializing in treating athletes, Dr. Vijay Vad has spent years researching how to cure back pain using medical yoga and Pilates. Profiled in The Wall Street Journal, his program requires just fifteen minutes a day for eight weeks to restore flexibility and prevent future injuries.

Offering a proven alternative to invasive surgery, Dr. Vad’s Back Rx provides the best of mind/body medicine by giving readers three step-by-step exercise series, demonstrated in 130 precise photographs, for implementing his popular program at home. Even readers with severely limited mobility will rejoice in Dr. Vad’s gentle introductory workout. Progressing through his self-paced program, they will discover a new range of exercises, breathing techniques, and tips for self-massage. For those who want to go even further and use this program for more than the treatment of a single injury, an advanced workout is included that puts readers on the road to peak performance.

The perfect combination of modern medicine, Pilates innovations, and ancient yoga postures, Back Rx builds important new fundamentals for lifelong freedom from pain.

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Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff

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Author: Jim Johnson
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*recover from a partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tear
*prevent a rotator cuff problem
*get maximum shoulder joint stability

Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff is a complete program to prevent and rehabilitate rotator cuff injuries for athletes and non-athletes alike. In less than 100 pages, readers will learn precisely how the rotator cuff works, what can go wrong with it, and then are guided step-by-step through an evidence-based program taking literally minutes a day to do.

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Pilates-2nd Edition

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Author: Rael Isacowitz
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The most acclaimed, comprehensive guide on Pilates is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!

In this second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz shows you the same repertoire that he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world.

Starting with the foundation for all the exercises, Pilates presents an in-depth treatment of mat work, including photos, imagery cues, and detailed instruction on breathing to help you perform the movements correctly. The mat work in this edition is organized according to a mat-specific version of the comprehensive BASI Block System used for the apparatus work. This arrangement enhances understanding of the expansive repertoire and provides the tools for creating personalized mat routines. A unique set of challenging exercise sequences is offered to facilitate performing the movements in one continuous, flowing motion.

After the mat work, where most books stop entirely, Pilates goes on to apply the same depth of instruction and photos to the full range of Pilates apparatus:

• Reformer

• Cadillac

• Wunda chair

• Step and ladder barrels

• Ped-a-pul

• Arm chair

• Magic circle

The complete repertoire includes a purposeful grouping of exercises into blocks that work all regions of the body and progress from the fundamental level through the intermediate and advanced levels to challenge you at all stages of Pilates development.

With more than 200 exercises and more than 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the method. As a contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates, this is the one book you need in order to improve your balance, concentration, coordination, posture, muscle tone, core strength, and flexibility—in short, your well-being.

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YinSights: A Journey into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga

YinSights: A Journey into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga Lowest new price: $17.47
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Author: Bernie Clark
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Why practice yoga or Yin Yoga in particular? YinSights, a new book by Bernie Clark, has the answers. In YinSights, Clark explores the benefits of yoga, as viewed by both the Eastern and Western worlds and relates how it affects the body and mind. Although more and more students are embracing the Yin-side of yoga, Yin Yoga is still relatively unknown. Filling a void in yoga literature, YinSights serves as a practical guide for students interested in understanding Yin Yoga. YinSights is divided into two main sections. The first investigates the benefits of yoga on the physical body, the energetic body, and the mind/emotional body. Clark presents three points of view – those of the yogis in India, the Daoists in China, and the medical and scientific researchers of the West. The second section explores the practice of Yin Yoga in detail, and several flows are offered each with different themes. Slower versions of the normally active or yang Sun Salutations are provided, as well as even gentler ways to stimulate the flow of prana, chi, or energy. While YinSights illustrates how to practice Yin Yoga, it is not just for those seeking knowledge about Yin Yoga in particular. The book also discusses the advantages of all styles of yoga and will be of interest to every yoga student. “Bernie Clark's Yinsights is one of the best yoga resources now available, no matter what your preferred style of practice.” – Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga

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Stretching on the Pilates Reformer: Essential Cues and Images (Innovations in Pilates) (Volume 3)

Stretching on the Pilates Reformer: Essential Cues and Images (Innovations in Pilates) (Volume 3) Lowest new price: $49.00
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Author: Anthony Lett

Whether you are just beginning your Pilates journey, or have been practicing or teaching for years, Stretching on the Pilates Reformer will be an invaluable resource-one that allows you to see each exercise in an entirely new light. With modern variations on some of the classics, and some entirely new stretches too, the anatomically detailed full color 3D graphics take you inside every exercise. With clear, simple, step-by-step cues that have been tried and tested over a 20-year period, Stretching on the Pilates Reformer provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement. You will be able to teach and practice these safe and effective stretches in no time at all. If you have an interest in stretching and anatomy, the stunning illustrations in this book will show you how each muscle is used, how slight alterations in position can enhance and reduce effectiveness and how breathing and body position are related. With over 100 images and 50 exercises you can target a specific region to stretch, strengthen and develop self-awareness skills in the process.

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The PMA Pilates Certification Practice Question Booklet

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Author: Sherri R Betz

This booklet may be used in conjunction with the PMA Certification Study Guide and, Joseph Pilates’ Return to Life. Graduates of any comprehensive Pilates program will benefit from this booklet because it is composed of retired questions from previous exams, and therefore reflects the format of the multiple choice question, as well as the tone and grammatical structures used in the current exam.

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Aerial Physique FIT: Gain the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro

Aerial Physique FIT: Gain the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: Jill Franklin

The knowledge, information and images Jill shares with you in this manual will help you acquire the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro. Inside you will be introduced to proven methods and principles, Pilates based concepts, stretching methods, human anatomy and the necessary fitness equipment to get you the results you seek. All of the exercises can be done at home or in the gym. The chapters reveal more than a decade of Jill's exercises and practices that will challenge you physically and guide you to noticeable improvements in your core, upper and lower body strength and flexibility. Each chapter targets a specific area of the body to achieve amazing balance, toned and lean muscles and overall symmetry when practicing and performing aerial. Join Jill Franklin, aerialist, Pilates pro and yogi as she guides you through your fitness journey. Jill Franklin, the founder of Aerial Physique is a celebrity trainer, author, fashion designer, creator of Aerial Physique TV, performer and entrepreneur. She has a passion for fitness and sharing her knowledge with others. The Aerial Physique studio is located in Los Angeles, California. Workshops and certifiable teacher training programs are available worldwide. To learn more visit: www.aerialphysique.com

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