Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength, and FlexibilityBook - 2002
Every day more and more people who are burned out from their exercise programs turn to yoga and Pilates. Traditional yoga focuses on breathing, flexibility, and quieting the mind, while Pilates matwork concentrates on strength and power from the center. But what if one program offered the best of both? Pilates and yoga instructor, dancer, and personal trainer Jonathan Urla has done just that by creating Yogilates(tm).
Fully illustrated with black-and-white photgraphs, Yogilates(tm) is perfect for those looking to improve their health and well-being with the latest, most effective mind/body exercise program.
Emphasizing safety along with fitness, Yogilates(tm) shows you how to assess your posture and flexibility and gives guidelines for progressing in a sensible manner. Yogilates(tm) delivers an accessible and efficient fitness regimen you can do for the rest of your life to achieve the best of your life, regardless of age or fitness level.
In a straightforward and intelligent manner, Jonathan presents the Yogilates(tm) philosophy and shows the Essential Awareness Exercises that will introduce you to his unique blend of Pilates and yoga techniques. Let Jonathan be your guide as you discover your physical potential, whether you are working with the Beginner Series or advancing your Yogilates(tm) practice. See and feel your body get stronger and longer. Gain a better sense of balance and greater flexibility. Feel the difference in how you perform all kinds of physical activities from athletics and dancing to walking and even sitting.
Learn how to correct poor posture, breathe more effectively, relieve stress, and tone the entire body with Yogilates(tm). No special equipment is needed. No costly gyms to join. No previous experience in yoga or Pilates is necessary. All you need is some floor space and Jonathan to take you through the Yogilates(tm) prgram and on to a new level of health, fitness, and well-being.