UNIFORMLY DEVELOPMENTS OUR MUSCLES
CREATES A DEEPER
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT CONNECTION
COORDINATION IN THE BODY
PROMOTES NEW NUROMUSCULAR PATTERNS
WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a system of movement and therapeutic exercise that was developed by Joseph H. Pilates over a span of 60 years. It was designed to stretch, strengthen and uniformly develop the body in order to prevent future injury and reduce or alleviate chronic pain.
By using the specialized equipment that Joseph designed, pilates offers a resistance for muscular strengthening while balancing muscular force at the joint. It stimulates circulation through facilitating muscular flexibility, joint range of motion and proper musculoskeletal alignment.
Quoted by Eric Franklin:
"The Franklin Method (in German Franklin-Methode) was founded in 1994, and was originally for dancers. It was inspired by Mabel Elsworth Todd's ideokinesis, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's Body-Mind Centering and Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga. Extended from dance field to every kind of human movement, this method combines dynamic science-based imagery, touch, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in body and mind, using a range of simple tools, like balls, Theraband and other daily life objects.
The Franklin Method activates body and mind function through the use of imagery, experiential anatomy and reconditioning movement to improve function. It maximizes neuroplasticity to relearn body posture and movements by practicing movement with activation of unused musculature. The principal goals are how to obtain dynamic body alignment and how to move the body with maximum efficiency. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscles must be found and directed by the brain and nervous system by help of appropriate imagery.
Imagery promotes a neurogenic changement of muscular condition which allows immediate results, before any myogenic (muscle tissue) one. Connective tissue and inner organs are also directly stimulated, with touch and visualization, in order to change posture and to obtain an inner and outer balance.The exercises have a considerable impact on lowering structural stress, too.
The method is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe, The Boston Conservatory and the Juilliard School in New York City. It is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and courses are regularly offered at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences."
If you are interested in Franklin Method Teacher Training please contact the Franklin Method team at www.franklinmethod.com