Practiced regularly, Pilates can improve every aspect of one s physical and mental health, and in Easy Pilates readers will find routines of varying lengths to suit even the most frantic lifestyles. Designed to inspire people to gain control of their own body and well being with a back to basics approach to mind body fitness, this book presents Pilates in its most basic form, with easy to follow instructions and clear illustrations that demonstrate the muscle groups that are worked in each exercise. The author shows how anyone can improve all aspects of their physical and mental condition: posture and core strength, back and abdominal muscles, breathing and circulation, flexibility and coordination, reduction of aches and pains the list goes on and on. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works! The core of the book is the specific sequences which are designed to enable readers to structure their fitness regime around a busy schedule. The forty five minute session provides a well balanced routine working every muscle in the body and building endurance, flexibility, and body awareness. Once they have gained confidence, readers are encouraged to move on to the shorter sessions for more specific needs. Wake Up and Go! gets you energized, relaxed, and ready to face the challenges of the day and for tense shoulders or lower back, there are simplified ten minute sessions to strengthen and stretch those problem areas. And, to inspire daily practice, the book jacket folds out into a wall chart showing the poses in sequence.