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by Joao
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hi there! Yes, as I said, I was too simplistic, messed up and didn’t told the whole story. Not every arching exercise I learned to do exhaling, as I explained to you. But not holding the breath was a bit new for me. Needless to say, I think all of your explanations makes sense! By the way, that part...
by Joao
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello! First of all, I love your rantings! :D I will be more specific about the breathing because some of the things you said are the things I've learned, but maybe because I'm being too simplistic in my explanation, or because I do have some difficulties to express myself in other language (or a bi...
by Joao
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello! I learned breathing patterns for various exercises. Some examples: Backstroke, Hundred, Breathing on Cadillac, Coordination, Double leg Stretch, Chest Expansion, etc. These movements have: 1- deep inhaling, 2- apnea (closing the glottis and maintaining the lungs with air helps the oxygen reac...
by Joao
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

I am sorry to post twice in a row, but I don't think I answered you sufficiently! :lol: Honestly, I think 10 years of disciplined training is fair for such a complete Method/System of exercises. I think the "Pilates Body" (weird expression, but I couldn't think of anything better :P) shows up when y...
by Joao
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello, Javier! Thanks for your welcome and your very throughout answer! If you don't mind, I wish to continue with a few more questions about the way Joe trained his clients. Recently, a man called John Howard released a book of his own memories of Joseph Pilates. The book is called "Caged Lion", an...
by Joao
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: English
Topic: Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Contrology practice: How Joe intended it?

Hello! I've always had this question, but I haven't found a clear answer yet. The reason I'm posting this here is because on the Mat subchapter, Javier says that too often teachers don't practice the Mat enough, or are heavily relying on it. I can relate to the latter, since due to this pandemic I'm...