Pilates and Cats

When designing exercises, Joseph Pilates considered the movements of animals–the limberness, the agility, the grace, the movement of the spine. One animal he particularly considered was the cat–especially when it comes to stretching.

Next time you are somewhere there is a cat (or if you live with one) watch the way it moves, notice how often it stretches. Try and replicate it’s movements and see if you see any similarities to Pilates exercises.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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