How Is Stott Pilates Different?

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There are 2 basic differences and here they are!

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I was taught by Mary Bowen who was taught by Joseph Pilates. We call these folks ‘Pilates Elders’ and there are only a handful left.

She taught me Pilates the way Joe taught her. So I’ve always been curious how it’s taught by the major schools of pilates such as Stott, BASI, Peak, Method and others.

Here’s a short review of what makes the most popular Pilates training school different.

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What Is the Difference Between Pilates & Stott Pilates?

The Pilates method of exercise was developed in Germany in the early 20th century. There has been almost 100 years of research since the original technique was created, but Pilates purists believe that it should still be taught without variation or modification. Others, such as Moira Stott disagree. Stott, as well as other proponents of a modernized version of Pilates still adhere to the basic principles of the method. These include breathing, concentration and fluidity of movement. The sequencing of exercises, the postural alignment, and the addition of props are the major differences between the two methods…..

The neutral spine is the primary difference between Stott and traditional Pilates. The original method used an imprinted spine in all of the exercise positions. Imprinted means that the back is in a flat position…… Neutral spine is the small, natural curvature of the lower part of the spine. In Stott, this alignment is used as long as one foot is on the floor. When both legs are in the air, the imprinted position is used.

For the complete article go to http://www.livestrong.com/article/38767-difference-between-pilates-stott.

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