[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Improve Structure by Improving Function[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]
Movement that you can actually use in your everyday life. This new paradigm partly replaces the mechanistic and commercial approach that is practiced all over the world, which improves structure without improving function, with a more functional practice – which improves structure by improving function. When, for example, a client in a pilates studio is taught how to use the shoulder girdle in the Double Leg Stretch, but then back at home uses her shoulder joint instead of her shoulder girdle to lift a shoe box to place it on a shelf, we have to accept the fact that the Pilates approach taught to her was structural and not functional.
[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Function – The Essence of Our Body[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]
The essence of our body is to function, the goal of our body is to function, and the meaning is in its functioning. So, when you walk up the stairs to go to your apartment, your gluteus has to contract to stabilize your leg to your pelvis to provide you with the thrust for the next step. It is not there to help you win a booty contest. I am not saying it is wrong to win a booty contest; what I am saying is: It is not what the gluteus is meant for. Moreover, if we accept that the Pilates method was originated from Joseph Pilates’ observations of the movements of children and animals, we have to accept the premise that originally the Pilates method was a functional method.