Pilates Inspiration – Pole Dancing

sport fitness pole dancing

Just like gymnastics and figure-skating, pole dancing requires a great deal of fitness and skill to master.  It also provides a useful example of all eight principles of Pilates in action – 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 – as the following videos of Karo Swen and Kristian Lebedev demonstrate…