...these exercises focus on the ‘core’ - the most important area for the equestrian whether one rides for leisure or competition.
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
PilatesLessons.org just published quick and easy Pilates exercises focusing on the specific core needs of equestrians. In particular, these exercises create strength and flexibility in the 'core,' the most important area for the equestrian whether one rides for leisure or competition.
Strength and flexibility in the ‘core’ muscles are critical for superior posture, alignment, awareness, strength, and endurance under saddle. When movement emanates from a strong and flexible core, stability and balance in the saddle is unparalleled, and communication with the horse via torso and legs is clear and strong.
Pilates is the most popular method of exercise worldwide, and is endorsed by physical therapists and elite athletes. Pilates is widely recognized as the best exercise for strengthening the core.
This book presents 18 exercises in brief step-by-step lessons which can be done at home or during work breaks. They are part of the original mat program developed by Joseph Pilates nearly 100 years ago. They do not require equipment or a gym. The instructor is an advanced certified Pilates mat teacher for over 35 years and author of several popular Pilates books and videos.
"Equestrian Pilates" is available at Amazon.
Bob Hannum M.Ed is the author of several books, videos, and articles featuring the original athletic Pilates style of mat exercise. His website, PilatesLessons.org offers free beginner lessons online. He also provides free daily exercise news, tips, and motivation at Facebook.com/PilatesWithBob. He is an Advanced Certified Pilates instructor with 40 years of experience, and his teacher is the 'Pilates Elder' Mary Bowen.