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Pilates & Garuda Equipment Sessions
December 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pilates, originally called ‘Contrology’, is essentially a series of exercises and movements, concepts and philosophies as developed by Joseph Pilates who commented “A few well designed movements properly performed in a balanced sequence are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortions”.
The emphasis is on spinal, shoulder and pelvic stabilization, spinal alignment and on the recruitment of balance, coordinated neuromuscular movement patterns. Abdominal strength, flexibility endurance and co-ordination are hallmarks of these exercises, Improved health, better energy and quickness of mind are developed through the practice of the philosophies and concepts. Equipment is used to reinforce the integrity of good postural alignment without using force but resistance, thereby removing pain from the exercises.
The Garuda method encapsulates the principles, exercises and movements of the Pilates method to encourage greater elasticity and range of movement to the muscles by developing and patterning fascial release. The benefits of facial release include a marked degree in the decline of tension, anxiety and mood swings, etc.
Garuda also utilises split-carriage equipment which can ensure a better sense of strength, timing and control.