The Pilates Method (sometimes simply Pilates) is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.
Pilates called his method Contrology, which refers to the way the method encourages the use of the mind to control the muscles.
The program focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine.
In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and strengthen the deep torso muscles, which are important to help alleviate and prevent back pain.
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