Joseph Pilates had many wonderful quotes about his method, the body, and life. Here are some of my favorite quotes by Joseph Pilates.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."
"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."
"We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100."
"Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles."
"The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body."
"Above all, learn how to breathe correctly."
"As a heavy rainstorm freshens the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Methods purify the bloodstream."
"A body free from nervous tension and fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well balanced mind, fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living."
"The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit."
"Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self confidence follows"
"Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor."
"True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed."