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    DescriptionFirst published in 1945, this new printing of the first major publication by Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Miller details the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates. Based on his concepts of a balanced body and mind and drawn from the approach espoused by the early Greeks, these are the exercises that currently sustain a worldwide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques. Readers will learn the original 34 exercises that Pilates taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right. These carefully designed exercises are the result of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind. In this book, readers will learn the exercises that Joseph Pilates recommended to accompany the basic advice regarding posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, and physical education.

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    Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph H. Pilates, By (author) William Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 93
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 142 g
    ISBN 13: 9780961493790
    ISBN 10: 0961493798

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.4
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000
    BIC subject category V2: VFMG
    DC21: 613.71
    DC22: 613.71
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24640
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, HEA007000, OCC000000, HEA000000
    Thema V1.0: VFMG
    Illustrations note
    b/w photos
    Bodymind Publishing, Inc
    Imprint name
    Bodymind Publishing, Inc
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Ashland, OR
    Author Information
    At the beginning of the First World War, Joseph Pilates was imprisoned in England along with many Germans who happened to be living at the time in and around Lancaster, England. He was a German national who had been boxing and performing in England prior to 1914. While living in the Camp, he taught other residents the series of exercises that he had developed for personal use over the preceding decades both in Germany and in England. His own exercise sets drew strongly from his studies of yoga and Zen, as well as ancient Roman and Greek exercise regimens.