All movement radiates from the center outward in Pilates. The center refers to the abdomen, lower back and pelvis. It is often called the “powerhouse” or “core”. The center is where power is generated within the body and it is also the source of stability and support for every kind of movement we make.
In our every day lives, the term “staying centered” relates to remaining mentally calm, collected and balanced in the midst of our often chaotic lives. We can apply this to our physical activity as well. Learning to work from your core can help you feel strong, powerful and calm and you are less likely to feel overwhelmed or out of control.
This month, bring your focus inward.