(Ebook/PDF) [Caged Lion: Joseph Pilates and His Legacy] È John Howard Steel
Since my first discovery of Pilates I have wanted to know its history and origin *But I Ve Always Been *I ve always been that there is much myth than fact in the public domain I am enormously rateful to Mr Steel for writing this book No he doesn t clear up every single uestion and yes he does offer his own conclusions at times but he is careful to distinguish between fact and supposition and he explains
"the bases for "bases for conclusions all fair and appropriate I think I agree with the author that Joseph Pilates himself probably fostered some of the myth but that doesn t detract in the least from Contrology In fact it Arabian Challenge gives a little insight into the enigma of Joe as an individual a person whom exceedingly few people knewI devoured this in one sitting I highly recommend it I too read this in one sitting like another reviewerI was intrigued by so many things I would have loved to have been present for the revelation about the Magic Circle LOL the lack of instructioniven during sessions the way the practice was saved again and again by its disciples after Joe made it so difficult to keep a flourishing business although he wanted the world to know the wonders of his regimen It was interesting to hear about the Pilates litigation issues the new narrative about what Joe s life may really have been like and why he may have developed Contrology even the pictures and sketches leant a veracity to much of I could not put this book down because the author made me feel I was there with him observing Joseph Pilates I appreciate the chance to see how Mr Pilates presented himself where he taught how he made his students feel etc He was a mysterious man by any definition so it would have felt inapp I ve been a The surprising story of Pilates the man and the methodPart biography part history and part memoir Caged Lion untangles for the first time Joseph Pilates's opaue life story and the perilous journey of his exercise program known the world over as PilatesThis is the story of Joseph Pilates a ifted man who immigrated to the United States at forty three with no assets or credentials He not only.
John Howard Steel Ê 6 ReadA movement that often leaned towards the raceful and feminine I found my answer in this book Some menlike me instinctively recoil at the thought of a less than masculine pursuit or being intimidatedor distracted by a roomful of beautiful bodies in colourful skin tight clothing This was the reason as curious as I was about the method I bugged my wife to make the appointment for trial *lesson that day I could always claim she was the one who dragged me into it reluctantly if things didn *that day I could always claim she was the one who dragged me into it reluctantly if things didn pan outSome of the discovery from this book were fascinating eg the notion of reformers originating from Joe rehabilitating injured soldiers lying on beds with springs being a myth Some were eyebrow raisingeg I made my exercises like movements in sex it tricks the body movements in sex it tricks the body moving naturally and fluidly like it is having sex and it strengthens the right muscles so it improves their sex life The slight letdown however was the discovery that the claim of classical pilates being the true and original Joe Pilates method was an interpretation of the true method of Joseph Pilates by the elders most of whom had dance background and no doubt injected many of their dance and ballet influences on the clinical approach of Joe s original method I imagine myself to be an exception but I would have preferred the clinical approach and less of the fancier moves of today even if the substance remained true to its origins Even the colorless attire of the early practitioners will proved helpful in aiding concentration during the workout although I am sure there will be howls of disapproval today from the many who willingly indulge in distractionsOverall a masterly told tale Kudos to the author I could not put the book dow. Teel's vivid account traces the expansion of Pilates from a small cadre of dedicated adherents through two periods of near extinction to the lobal sensation it is today Steel describes Joseph Pilates's years as a prisoner during World War I Joe's motivation to discover his system of exercises his inspirational teaching techniue and the uniue attraction of the Pilates Method It's uite a sto. ,
Ilates Instructor for a long time and a teacher trainer for over A Decade For Balanced decade for Balanced and this is the *best book I ve ever read on Pilates As with most instructors and I m *book I ve ever read on Pilates As with most instructors and I m all teacher trainers I have to wade the waters carefully when answering the uestion of what is the RIGHT way trainers I have to wade the waters carefully when answering the uestion of what is the RIGHT way teach Pilates The political chasms in the Pilates world can be deep especially if you have people from different lineages in a training and tension can arise uickly if the answer isn t answered in a very PC way This book shows Joe for who he truly was and lets everyone appreciate him for the trails and failures in his life while dichotomously paralleling all that to this brilliant mode of exercise he created I truly cannot recommend this book enough John thank you for writing this book My journey into pilates started a decade ago when I chanced upon the story of a 57 year old lawyer turned pilates advocate in my local papersin Singapore I was impressed with what he had achieved with his body at that age If he could have that kind of strength and flexibility at 57my age today I wanted in That very day I bugged my wife to ring him up for a trial lesson and to accompany her very shy husband for the session I have become a ardent pilates student and have pulled her along ever sinceEvery practitioner appreciate enius of Pilates but to discover through this book the intrigue of Joe Pilates the man the tumultuous start of the movement and its transition to the Pilates of day was a delightful read I had some ILLERAMMA Kathalu goosebumps moments Surely it was my mind and body connecting to a well written book on the story of ContrologyI always wondered how Joe Pilates the boxer theruff and stocky man that he is produced. Invented an exercise regimen which today is practiced bythan ten million people but in the process reinvented himselfJohn Howard Steel brings Joseph Pilates and his eponymous exercise regime to life from his uniue perspective as a student friend and confidant Joe's influence profoundly changed Steel's life; in turn Steel was crucial for the survival of the Pilates Method and Joe's legacy .