‘Pilates- The Power
Within’ is a very informative lifestyle DVD that helps to explain, and
demonstrate, the phenomenon that is Pilates. It is presented and narrated by
Lucy Lloyd-Barker, who gives us a step by step instruction on how to do each
move and she also explains each of the main principles of the program which
are Concentration, Centering, Breathing, Control, Precision, Flow of movement,
Isolation and Routine.
The menu features Play,
Scene Selection and Special Features. These Special features are, a background
on the origins of Pilates, a short biography on Joseph Pilates, About Tai Chi
Kung, and About Yoga, all of which help in understating the processes
involved. It really is quite interesting to learn more information about
Joseph Pilates and how he started the program nearly 100 years ago to
strengthen muscles and aid in the maintenance of Asthma.
This DVD is very
effective in attracting the attention of the viewer, in that we are shown
Pilates being practiced as well as having detailed steps explained. Lucy
Lloyd-Barker is shown doing Pilates on the beach with a beautiful backdrop and
with soothing and relaxing music playing in the background, these are all
techniques, which make us think that Pilates really does look relaxing, and we
should all give it a go.
It is definitely worth
your while to watch this DVD. If you are fascinated and interested in the
Pilates program, this DVD gives an in depth and descriptive account of
everything you need to know, even precautions you should take for your own
health and safety. Pilates really has been embraced by millions of people and
it is now practiced worldwide. If you want to try Pilates but are not to keen
to go to a gym, you can watch this DVD in the privacy of your own home and do
it at your own pace. With proven results, you should definitely give it a go.
Pilates the Power Within Features