By developing awareness in our bodies we intrinsically develop more awareness in the mind.
In Pilates, all movements originate from the center of the body, which is located in the pelvis, just below the navel. Anatomically, our center connects several large muscle groups and refers to the musculature located deep within the abdominal area.
Centering represents the act of drawing your own mental and physical focus during each exercise to the core or center – often called “the powerhouse” – of your body.
As we develop our Pilates practice we are able to focus more and more on deepening into the core to develop awareness of the power of that centrally located energy. By developing awareness in our bodies we intrinsically develop more awareness in the mind. Accomplishing this requires presence.