Pilates incorporates a 3-dimensional breathing technique . Proper breathing ensures that enough oxygen is flowing to the muscles you are using, and helps prevent unnecessary tension. A relaxed and full breath pattern encourages focus and concentration.

In this video, Catherine Day of the center in Marietta, Ga, teaches Angela Fowler the STOTT Pilates Forward Breathing Exercise.

Practice this exercise throughout the day to help your body explore the three-dimensionality of the pilates breath.