What is Pilates? - Edinburgh Pilates Centre

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a non-aerobic method of
exercising by lengthening and
strengthening all the major muscle
groups in a balanced way.

The Six Principles - Edinburgh Pilates Centre

The Six Principles

Pilates is not simply a collection of
exercises, it is a method which follows
a set of basic principles.

Beginning Pilates - Edinburgh Pilates Centre

Beginning Pilates

If you would like to see how Pilates
works, you are invited to make an
appointment to come and visit
The Edinburgh Pilates Centre.

A Common Structure of Class

The first thing you’re asked on beginning a class is “how are you?” If you’ve been coming a while this has probably been running through your mind on the way to class. We teach you to scan your body and mind looking for messages they are sending.

This may be in the form of feelings, pains [dull or sharp], body temperature, recurring thoughts in the mind, emotional states, stiffness in the body etc. – anything that can affect your approach to class.

Edinburgh Pilates Centre

our philosophy

  • To teach Pilates related skills to everyone that wants to learn them.
  • To allow you to understand what posture is. How it affects everything that you do.
  • To show how you can make the changes that enable you to wear your body more comfortably.

  • To enable you to recognise simple physiotherapy needs and to address them.
  • To teach what your feel system is. What it can do. How to access it. (Advanced)
  • To engage your mind on how profoundly it can actually affect your physical system, your energy system and your thinking system. (Advanced)

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