Published originally in 1980, The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning was the first book of its kind: This is the book that brought Pilates out of the elite studios and into the lives of millions of Americans. Clear and easy to follow, this photo-filled text is the ideal way for a beginner to absorb a totally new concept of fitness. At the same time, the book’s authenticity and completeness make it an essential and challenging guide for anyone who practices Pilates, whatever their level. Using a few simple, well-designed movements, readers can master centering of the body, precision of movement, smoothness and flow of motion, and proper breathing and relaxation—in thirty minutes a day. Everyone wants a healthy and fit body. Now, with this reprint of the classic The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning, the benefits of a toned, lithe body and a revitalized mind are available to everyone again.