Yogilates: Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength, and Flexibility

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Yogilates combines two of the hottest exercise techniques – Hatha yoga and Pilates – in a single body development technique that provides strength, grace, focus and flexibility – faster than when either discipline is performed separately.

Yogilates was created by Jonathan Urla in 1997 and is now a much sought after technique taught by practitioners and via his hugely successful videos all over the US. This attractive, highly designed and illustrated guide brings yogilates to the UK.

Why Yoga and Pilates? Because they belong together! The mind/body benefits of Yoga and the powerful therapeutic value of Pilates combine to produce an all-round, totally balanced, low-impact work out.

What are Yogilates special strengths? As traditionally practiced, both yoga and pilates both contain some difficult, complicated and risky exercises that detract from the technique’s accessibility. Yogilates balances the spinal arching of yoga with the core strengthening moves of Pilates and pools the benefits of both disciplines into a totally safe, effective synergy.

Clearly and simply presents Yogilates techniques.
• With user-friendly routines and several levels of difficulty, with tips on when to progress to the next level.
• Tips for improving strength in key areas such as the neck, knees and back.
• Shows how to incorporate Yogilates into a healthy lifestyle.

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“With both yoga and Pilates enjoying untold levels of popularity, this is a fusion made in heaven….a gentle, safe form of exercise for health, well-being and relaxation.”
Evening Standard.

“Jonathan Urla's blend has quickly gained a reputation as an ultimate mind/body/spirit exercise”
Village Voice (New York).

From the Back Cover:

'An Exercise System Which Offers You the Best of Both Worlds'

More and more people who are burned out from their exercise programmes are turning to yoga, which focuses on breathing, flexibility and quieting the mind, and Pilates, which concentrates on strengthening the core of the body.

But what if one programme offered the best of both systems?

Jonathan Urla, Pilates and yoga instructor, dancer and personal trainer has done just that by creating Yogilates.

• Assess your own posture and flexibility
• Make your body longer, leaner and stronger
• Gain a better sense of balance
• Discover the Yogilates philosophy
• Easy-to-follow exercises suitable for all ages and levels
• No special equipment or experience necessary

Yogilates will offer you a new way of exercising that will transform your health, your body and your life.

Jonathan Urla has been a leader and innovator in the fields of fitness and movement science for over 18 years. He is fully certified in Pilates and is a veteran yoga practitioner. His strong interest in the evolution of effective, intelligent exercise led him to create Yogilates in 1997 which has a substantial and growing following.

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