The Principles of Pilates are:
Concentration, Control, Breathing, Centering, Precision, Flowing Movement, Isolation and Routine.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape - you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong - you are young". Joseph Pilates
Please consult your GP before undertaking any new exercise.