Centering

For practitioners to control their bodies, they must have a starting place: the center. The center is the focal point of the Pilates method.[11]Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the center of the body – encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks, and inner thighs — as the “powerhouse”. All movement in Pilates should begin from the center and move outward to the limbs.

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