Technique Essentials: Breathing Posted in: Pilates Technique – Tags:

In Pilates, and all efficient movement in fact, it is extremely important that the breath flows and coordinates with each movement. This helps with endurance throughout the class as well as assisting with the movements. Exhalation helps with the contracting of the deepest abdominal muscle, called transversus abdominis.

This video covers:

• How to connect to your transversus abdominis
• The different types of breathing for different exercises
• How to continue breathing whilst still engaging your abdominal muscles
• Controlling your breathing to assist your movements

Breathing is essential to a successful Pilates class and the benefits are numerous.