Pilates Inspiration – Yuzuru Hanyu

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I mentioned figure-skating in my last Pilates Inspiration post about pole-dancing.  Here’s Olympic Men’s Figure-Skating Champion, Yuzuru Hanyu from Japan with his record-breaking Short Programme at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.  See how many of the eight principles of Pilates – core strength or centering; alignment; breathing, i.e. using the breath to drive and control the moves; co-ordination; relaxation, i.e. only using the muscles needed to execute a movement, allowing others to relax; flowing movement; stamina; concentration – you can spot in his performance…

 

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