The Eyes and Pilates
Updated: Mar 7, 2022
It doesn’t matter WHAT the exercise is, where the eyes focus effects how well you will be able to find and use the right muscles for the movement.
The eyes can help or hinder movement initiation, stabilization, and our mobility.
Focusing on where you’re looking with your eyes can significantly improve and fine-tune your exercise technique.
In Pilates we do exercises standing, lying, kneeling, face up, face down, and upside down. So its important to pay attention to what happens to the head and where the eyes are looking.
Our eyes help us orient the body in space, so regardless of what position the rest of the body is in, the eyes strive to find the horizon line. This is the perspective we use to orient the body in space.
Remember by focusing on where you’re looking with your eyes you can significantly improve and fine-tune your exercise technique.
Where are the eyes looking?