Chapter 1. Six Key Principles of Pilates; Chapter 2. Spine, Core, and Body Alignment; Chapter 3. Muscles, Movement Analysis, and Mat Work; Chapter 4. Foundation for a Mat Session; Chapter 5. Abdominal Work for Movement and Stabilization; Chapter 6. Fine Articulation for a Flexible Spine; Chapter 7. Bridging for a Functional Spine; Chapter 8. Side Exercises for an Effective Core; Chapter 9. Extensions for a Strong Back; Chapter 10. Customizing Your Pilates Program.
Rael Isacowitz is a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Pilates. He has over 30 years of Pilates achievement and is a prominent lecturer and teacher at symposiums, universities and studios around the globe. Karen Clippinger is a professor at California State University at Long Beach, where she teaches functional anatomy for dance, body placement, Pilates, and other dance science courses.
"Karen and Rael are two of the most respected names in the Pilates field, and PilatesAnatomy brings together their clarity and passion. This book is at the top of my list." -- Nora St. John, Education Program Director, Balanced Body University "There is a wealth of information in PilatesAnatomy. The Pilates world is fortunate to have this resource." -- Peter Davis, Cofounder of IDEA Health and Fitness Association and Inner IDEA "PilatesAnatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger is an exceptionally well-mapped journey into the muscular anatomy and kinesiology of Pilates exercises. A must-have anatomy book for any serious student of Pilates, Pilates Anatomy will surely appeal to anyone interested in how muscle groups work together in exercise." -- Marguerite Ogle, About.com/Pilates