Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology has ratings and 19 reviews. The Badger said: If your instructor isn’t classically trained (which takes up. Return to life through contrology, by Joseph H. Pilates and – Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library. Skip to page content; Skip to text. First published in , Pilates Return to Life Through Contrology contains the authorised, legal, edited, and original Library of Congress.

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It has great pictures illustrating some of the moves, but the text portion regarding the philosophy behind contrology isn’t for the lay person. Readers will learn the original 34 exercises that Pilates taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right.

The style of writing immediately struck me as old fashioned as it was originally written in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

His books discuss fitness, health, and include his original exercises that currently sustain a worldwide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques. I think this book should be standard issue to anyone undertaking Pilates training. Following this section are three complete prop-based demonstration exercises that include both photographic sequences four per exercise rreturn step-by-step instructions for 21st-century Pilates exercises using the magic circle, elastic resistance, and the small fitness mini-ball.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Paperback93 pages. Jan 29, Monica rated it it was ok. Pilates put together an effective resource in this book which describes his philosophy towards fitness connected with a persons liveliness and health, and explains how this program invigorates the user.

Katrina Callihan rated it it was amazing Aug 15, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Carrie Marshall rated it liked it Dec 26, Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology: Joseph pilages emphasized proper breathing technique, and breathing through the exercises—though we’ve refined that a bit more today to incorporate what we call degree breathing.

A must-have for Pilates instructor and anyone who is really interested in knowing more about Joseph’s philosophy regarding exercise, mind-body connection and a healthy lifestyle. But then again, seeing as exercise and fitness was not a common subject of the time, perhaps these people needed it hammered into their head in such a pilated

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Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology

Many “instructors” have never even used the Gratz equipment which is a necessary component throufh the Pilates mat mat first, then equipment. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. This copy only has the exercises, which for some, that is fine. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


In this book, readers will learn the exercises that Joseph Pilates recommended to accompany the basic advice regarding posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, and physical education.

He has multiple certifications in Pilates, yoga, and martial arts from various organizations.

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Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology : Revised Edition for the 21st Century

The photos for the exercises are good for review if you know the mat repertoire already. A very easy, short book but interesting for one who has done pilates exercises before, and for those new to these easy, yet very effective exercises.

Definitely a pioneer of his time. Contrology, as he called it back then, became the contrilogy for our modern day Pilates. This book only covers the original mat exercises.

Jan 05, Peggy rated it really liked it. Mar 30, Lisa M. Sep 13, Maggie Lang rated it it was amazing. Even though I’m sure there are much more modern Pilates instructional books out there, this is the original and well worth the read!