Quotes from Joseph H. Pilates

The Creator and inventor of the Pilates Method

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.

 

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.

 

Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self confidence follows.

 

True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.

 

Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.

 

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

 

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.

 

A body free from nervous tension and fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well balanced mind, fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living.

 

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

 

Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.

 

A man is as young as his spinal column.

 

We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.

 

Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.

 

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.

 

Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.

 

Normal muscles should function naturally in much the same manner as do the muscles of animals.

 

As a heavy rainstorm freshens the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Methods purify the bloodstream.

 

To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.

About the Author

Jackie Gilbert

Jackie is a Pilates, Nordic Walking, Method Putkisto and Yoga instructor based in North London. She specialises in reinstate natural body movement for her clients of all ages, always improving their understanding of their own bodies so that they are able to confidently incorporate this knowledge into everyday movement and normal lifestyle.

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