Return to Life Through Contrology

Author: Joseph H. Pilates,William John Miller

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. This true rhythm and control is observed both in domestic pets and wild animals —without known exceptions. Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit. In childhood, with rare exceptions, we all enjoy the benefits of natural and normal physical development. However, as we mature, we find ourselves living in bodies not always complimentary to our ego. Our bodies are slumped, our shoulders are stooped, our eyes are hollow, our muscles are flabby, and our vitality extremely lowered, if not vanished. This is but the natural result of not having uniformly developed all the muscles of our spine, trunk, arms, and legs in the course of pursuing our daily labors and office activities. If you will faithfully perform your Contrology exercises regularly only four times a week for just three months as outlined in RETURN TO LIFE, you will find your body development approaching the ideal, accompanied by renewed mental vigor and spiritual enhancement. Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain. And this by no means is the end.

Der Gebrauch des Selbst

die bewusste Steuerung des Gebrauchs im Bezug auf Diagnose, Funktionieren und Reaktionskontrolle

Author: F. M. Alexander

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805571704

Category: Medical

Page: 94

View: 1532

Der Gebrauch des Selbst ist das einganglichste der vier Werke F.M. Alexanders und enthalt viele sehr nutzliche Informationen, die dem Leser die Alexander-Technik naher bringen. Dazu gehort vor allem Alexanders Schilderung, welchen Weg er beschreiten musste, um die Grundprinzipien seiner Technik zu entwickeln. Dieses Buch ist somit ein Grundstein der Alexander-Technik. Fur Lehrer und engagierte Schuler dieser Technik steht es an erster Stelle. Um Alexanders Methode wirklich zu verstehen, ist es sinnvoll, die Geschichte ihrer Entwicklung zu kennen. So erst kann man nachvollziehen, auf welche Prinzipien Alexander seine Methode grundete.

Joseph Pilates

Die Biografie

Author: Eva Rincke

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814080

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 3371

Was haben unzählige Fitness-Liebhaber und Hollywoodstars gemeinsam? Sie alle schwören auf die ganzheitliche Trainingsmethode Pilates. Es ist fast 100 Jahre her, dass Joseph Pilates, ein kauziger Einwanderer aus dem Ruhrgebiet, sein erstes Studio eröffnete und die Tänzerinnern in Manhattan fit machte. Diese Biografie erzählt die ungewöhnliche Lebensgeschichte des Selfmade-Mannes, dessen Methode heute beliebter denn je ist.

Educational Opportunities in Integrative Medicine

The A to Z Healing Arts Guide and Professional Resource Directory

Author: Douglas Wengell,Nathen Gabriel,Adam Perlman, M.D.

Publisher: The Hunter Press

ISBN: 0977655245

Category: Medical

Page: 291

View: 3017

Surveys the nine medical licenses as well as fifty nondegree healing modalities--including history, philosophy, basic techniques, and methods--and provides information on career and training opportunities.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Back Pain

Author: Jason Highsmith, M.D.,Jovanka Milivojevic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478608

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 5830

Leave back pain behind. For the millions of back pain sufferers, the causes can be numerous, making the search for relief frustrating and complex. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Back Pain and its expert authors explain the many causes of back pain and provide the best methods and techniques for relief and prevention of back pain and maintaining a healthy back. ? Do-it-yourself relief ? Conventional and alternative options ? Chronic pain management ? Exercises, yoga, and Pilates to keep the back healthy

Methods of Group Exercise Instruction

Author: Carol A. Kennedy,Mary M. Yoke

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736075268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 348

View: 9723

Completely revised, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition, highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through common training principles, correction techniques, and safety. Comprehensive, practical, and research based, this text features applied learning through practical mini-teaching assignments that are referenced with demonstrations found on the DVD. Teaching techniques convey appropriate training for each muscle group and methods for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning, and flexibility. In addition, starter routines, modification strategies, and assessments are presented for eight class formats: hi/low impact, step training, kickboxing, sport conditioning, stationary indoor cycling, water exercise, yoga, and mat-based Pilates. Merging both text and video, the second edition is an in-depth and practical resource for beginning and preprofessional group exercise instructors working to improve their teaching skills and confidence. New to this second edition are the following features: -Three chapters discussing popular group exercise formats for sports conditioning, yoga, and mat-based Pilates -Research highlight boxes that share supporting research for the guidelines and procedures recommended in the text -Three skill levels of instruction for many formats featured on the DVD -DVD quizzes in the instructor guide for use in conjunction with the video segments -An expanded instructor guide and test package Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition, moves from theory to practice in a logical progression that is helpful for both students and methods course instructors. The text is also organized for easy reference, putting the techniques that group exercise instructors need to know at their fingertips. Part I of the text presents foundational knowledge for group exercise instructors, which is applied in part III of the book. An introduction to the field of group exercise instruction discusses differences between student-centered and teacher-centered instruction, presents research on group cohesion, and offers options for professional certificiation and continuing education. Insights on the evolution of group fitness, cultural influences, the instructor as role model, and basic business practices provide a deeper level of understanding that moves beyond the class routine to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all class participants. The final two chapters in part I present practical discussion of core concepts in class design and appropriate use of music, choreography, and cueing methods. Chapters in part II are aligned with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines for the four components of health and fitness: warm-up and stretching, cardiorespiratory training, muscular condititioning, and flexibilty training. Special focus is given to presentation of muscle groups, joints, and proper exercise techniques. Through an integrated use of illustrations, photos, text, and DVD examples, readers gain an accurate working knowledge of proper exercise technique and the physiology of muscle groups and joints required for each exercise. Part III provides applied information on specific group exercise class modalities: step training, kickboxing, sport conditioning and functional training, stationary indoor cycling, water exercise, yoga, and Pilates. From technique and basic moves to music selection and safety considerations, these chapters, along with the material on the accompanying DVD, provide clear and dynamic instruction of the components of each modality. In addition, sample routines and class formats for each modality offer a confident strating point for novice instructors and fresh material for veterans. The final chapter discusses customized or hybrid classes such as lifestyle physcial activity–based classes, equipment-based cardio classes, and mind and body classes. For students and course instructors, the practical assignments and practice drills throughout the text reinforce the content while facilitatng instruction. In addition, the accompanying DVD provides invaluable visual and practical information to help students convert the information presented in the text to applied skills necessary for success in their future professions. When used as a course text, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition, also includes an updated instructor guide and test package, which offer suggestions for effective use of the book and DVD package, lesson plan outlines, a sample week-by-week syllabus, lab activities, and sample test questions. Online course options are also available for those instructors and students who prefer the convenience of online learning. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition,presents a comprehensive and research-based discussion of the commonalities of all formats of group exercise. This unique and in-depth approach, bolstered by the dynamic learning aids in the accompanying DVD, make this second edition a valuable resource and reference for both preprofessional and professional instructors of any group exercise format.

Back Pain - A Movement Problem E-Book

A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice

Author: Josephine Key

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 605

Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders. It offers an integrative model of posturomovement dysfunction which describes the more commonly observed features and related key patterns of altered control. This serves as a framework, guiding the practitioner’s assessment of the individual patient. Examines aspects of motor control and functional movement in the spine, its development, and explores probable reasons why it is altered in people with back pain Maps the more common clinical patternsof presentation in those with spinal pain and provides a simple clinical classification system based upon posturomovement impairments Integrates contemporary science with the insights of extensive clinical practice Integrates manual and exercise therapy and provides guiding principles for more rational therapeutic interventions: which patterns of movement in general need to be encouraged which to lessen and how to do so Abundantly illustrated to present concepts and to illustrate the difference between so-called normal and dysfunctrional presentations Written by a practitioner for practitioners

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

Author: Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702060585

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 923

Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

Pilates Anatomie

Der vollständig illustrierter Ratgeber für Stabilität und Balance

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Clippinger

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 9349

Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements. It offers an inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach and combining full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for the most effective mat exercises ; aim: to build a stronger, more articulate body.

Miami Golf Journal

Author: IN Publisher

Publisher: Aniello Publisher & Photo



Page: N.A

View: 5566


Pilates − A Teachers’ Manual

Exercises with Mats and Equipment for Prevention and Rehabilitation

Author: Verena Geweniger,Alexander Bohlander

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642381146

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 2621

The Pilates book for professionals: Background information and extensive practical knowledge on using the Pilates approach in prevention and therapy. The foundations include, among others, the "Pilates Principles" (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control and Coordination). The extensive praxis part presents all techniques and exercises (mat and equipment training) with detailed photos of movement sequences and with precise instructions and explanations of each exercise. Class plans provide concrete suggestions for the design of course units with prevention orientation and patient examples illustrate treatment procedures and therapeutic effects of the Pilates approach for different symptoms. - A must-have for all Pilates professionals: teachers, trainers, physiotherapists.

Pilates für Männer

Author: Alan Herdman,Gill Paul

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 1389

Das erste Pilates-Buch, das speziell auf die Bedürfnisse von Männern zu geschnitten ist. Ausgestattet mit einer Vielzahl an reichhaltig illustrierten Übungen bildet dieses Buch die ideale Basis für ein Pilates-Workout. Ob als Fitnesstraining, Vorbereitung zum Sport oder als Verletzungsprophylaxe: Pilates für Männer ist vielseitig einsetzbar. Zudem werden sportartspezifische Pilates-Workouts für Fußballer, Schwimmer, Golfer und andere Sportarten vorgestellt.


the way forward

Author: Lynne Robinson,Gordon Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760741962

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 9048


Klassisches Pilates

Das Original-Mattentraining nach Joseph Pilates

Author: Tony Rockoff

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3432101384

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 2180

Körper und Geist in perfektem Einklang mit der Original-Methode. Als Joseph Pilates Anfang des letzten Jahrhunderts eine neue Trainingsmethode entwickelte, die später nach ihm benannt werden sollte, steckte viel mehr dahinter, als nur ein Fitness-Trend - es war eine Philosophie. Pilates-Trainer und -Ausbilder Tony Rockoff ließ sich u.a. vom New Yorker Pilates-Nachfolger Bob Liekens ausbilden und führt nun mit seinem eigenen Studio das fort, was der Begründer mit seiner Methode ursprünglich vermitteln wollte. - Erfahren Sie, warum absolute Konzentration, Körperkontrolle und Atmung Joseph Pilates' Methode so einzigartig und effektiv machen. - Erlernen Sie die anspruchsvollen Original Pilates-Übungen auf der Matte so, wie sie ursprünglich konzipiert wurden: als perfekt abgestimmtes Zusammenspiel aus Zentrierung, Verankerung und Bewegungsausführung. - Zu jeder Übung wird Ihnen eine Variante präsentiert, die Ihnen dabei hilft, sich Schritt für Schritt der perfekten Durchführung zu nähern.

Conditioning for Dancers

Author: Tom Welsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813033907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 3901

This book empowers conscientious dancer-athletes to take an active role in directing their own training and development. The author's clear, straightforward explanations of important concepts in conditioning home in on the physical capabilities that are key to success not only for dancers but for others whom strength and flexibility, precise alignment, and movement efficiency are high priorities.--[book cover].

Clinical Decisions in Therapeutic Exercise

Planning and Implementation

Author: John Nyland

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Computers

Page: 695

View: 4965

Accompanying CD-ROMs contain ... "a resource library ... [of] additional figures and animations to supplement the text ... [and] a working demonstration version of VHI PC Kits, which allows students to choose from thousands of exercises to create, customize, and print easy-to-read professional looking exercise routines for clients."--Page 4 of cover.


sanftes Bodystyling - das 10-Wochen-Programm

Author: Henriette Zeltner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831006267


Page: 160

View: 4682

Trainingsprogramm mit Übungen für den ganzen Körper in unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgraden.

Cataloging Bulletin

Author: Hennepin County Library. Cataloging Section

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cataloging

Page: N.A

View: 4087


Secrets of Pilates

Author: Cathy Meeus,Sally Searle

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789477781

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 9459

Reintroduce your mind to your body and develop a healthier, more relaxed approach to life. One of the first exercise systems to acknowledge the link between mind and body, Pilates will not give you bulging biceps--or leave you feeling exhausted after each session. Instead, Pilates provides you with a balanced approach to toning your body, correcting your skeletal alignment, and improving your posture and coordination. After a brief introduction to the principles of this exercise system, this book provides the newcomer with descriptions of basic exercises, all illustrated to show precise body movements and postures. By developing mental awareness of your body, Pilates brings the mind into closer connection with the body rather than allowing the mind to control it.