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TitleFunctional Anatomy of the Pilates Core: An Illustrated Guide to a Safe and Effective Core Training
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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright Page
Contents
Dedication
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction to the Pilates Principles
	The Lost Wisdom of Kinesthesia
	Pilates for the Twenty-first Century
	The Six Pilates Principles (Reimagined)
	Other Tips from Fascial and Brain Research
2. The Functional Core: The Role of the Thoracopelvic Canister
	The Nervous System
	The Osseoligamentous System
	The Myofascial (Muscle + Fascial) System
	Conclusion
3. Developing Core Stability
	Defining Stability
	Developing an Efficient Core Stabilization Strategy
	Retraining an Optimal Breathing Strategy
	The Psoas
	Conclusion
4. Dysfunction of the Core
	Neurodevelopment
	Trauma
	Habituation
	Conclusion
5. Responses to Non-optimal Core Stabilization Strategies
	Effect on the Autonomic Nervous System
	Effect on Posture and the Deep Myofascial System
	Compensatory Strategies for the Lack of Optimal Control
	Gripping
	Short- and Long-Term Effects of Gripping Strategies
	Conclusion
6. Integrating the Pilates Principles
	Kinesthetic Milestones for the Pilates Powerhouse
	Cues to Build Kinesthetic Awareness
	Identifying Areas of Kinesthetic Challenge
	Exercises for Exploring Kinesthetic Milestones
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
                        

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