Hi, I'm Juliet Kaska and this is how to do proper Pilates. Pilates can be done on a map, it can also be done on equipment, called Pilates apparatus, such as the Reformer and the Cadillac Trapeze table. But, no matter where you're doing your Pilates, there's six principles that always need to be followed in order to do proper Pilates exercises. There are six original principles to Pilates. Those principles are concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing. Concentration, meaning that you must have intense focus on exactly the movement you're doing at all times. Control, Joseph Pilates originally called Pilates Controlology. Nothing about Pilates is haphazard, he was known for saying. The reason is to concentrate thoroughly so you have control of every aspect in every moment. Centering, in order to practice and attain the control of the body, you must have a place to center your mind on. Flow, or efficiency of movement. Pilates aims to have an elegant, sufficient movement, creating flow through the body, centering from the core from each exercise. Precision is the absolute essential for correct Pilates. Concentrate on the movement and then have precise movement as you go through each exercise. The last principle is breathing. This was a very important to Joe Pilates. He used to call it the bodily house cleansing for the blood circulation. Today, there's many different techniques for breathing; inhale and exhale, there's the double sniff and the double exhale. But, no matter what, Joseph Pilates wanted us all to breath fully on an inhale, and equally full on an exhale, using our core to do each the inhale and the exhale.