Centered: Organizing The Body Through Kinesiology Movement
CENTERED: ORGANIZING THE BODY THROUGH KINESIOLOGY, MOVEMENT THERAPY, AND PILATES TECHNIQUES
LEVEL Although the book says it’s aimed at Pilates instructors who want to become movement practitioners, those with a basic understanding of Pilates or other type of movement art or therapy can benefit. We think it’s for anyone who can appreciate the dynamics of movement—and wants to move well.
ORGANIZING THE BODY THROUGH KINESIOLOGY, MOVEMENT THERAPY, AND PILATES TECHNIQUES Photo Gallery
EQUIPMENT mat, small balls (for feet), medium and large balls, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, small Barrel, small box or table, Magic Circle.
WHO AUTHOR Madeline Black, PMA-CPT, teaches at Studio M in Sonoma, CA, as well as all over the world.
WHAT An expertly written book about what it means to be an integrative movement practitioner. Each chapter is devoted to a part of the body, starting with the feet and working upward, focusing on how to eliminate imbalances and develop an intuitive sense of healthy movement.
TARGET Serious movement practitioners looking to improve their “body IQ.” This is not a quick-fix guide, but rather an intelligent and technically precise instructional template on how to explore the inner workings of the body.
BUY THIS BECAUSE The knowledge and wisdom imparted on these pages will elevate any practice.
SPECIAL FEATuRES With purchase, Black will autograph the book and include a free gift of Posture Pencils©, an online workshop with 32 videos that complements the book and can enable students to earn three PMA CECs. 341 pages, $49.95 • Handspring Publishing Limited • www.madelineblack.com
SCULPT AND SHAPE: THE PILATES WAY LEVEL BEGİNNER EQUIPMENT MAT WHO
Yasmin Karachiwala is the owner of Body Image in Mumbai, India; Zeena Dhalla is the founder of Vertical Pilates in Ladera Ranch, CA.
WHAT A reader-friendly guide to Pilates basics, with instructions on 24 exercises framed by a heartfelt story of how two women, both on opposite ends of the world, formed an unlikely partnership because of Pilates.
TARGET Anyone who is considering or starting a Pilates practice. This how-to book also offers solid information on the discipline’s history, the equipment used, a little physiology and the benefits behind the moves.
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It contains an enlightening section on breathing techniques that improve energy, complexion, digestion, allover appearance and immunity, plus insight on how emotions shape you.
A color section with apparatus exercises pe rfo rmed by Karachiwala’s students, who are famous Bollywood actresses.
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