In Pilates there’s a lot going on below the surface. Slow and complete breaths can deepen your alignment and balance. A full inhale circulates oxygen rich blood throughout your body. A full exhale (navel to spine) calls the muscles of your back to be strong inner supports for a healthy and flexible backbone.
I enjoy slowly “reaching” with my breathing so that my muscles have time to release and re-balance. Isn’t it wonderful to move the flow of air as you move in the flow of your body! Working below the surface of your favorite seated or standing Pilates exercises (I like Mermaid and Spine Twist) gives your body a “Refresh” moment any time of the day.