The Pilates Principles are, Breathing, Concentration, Centering, Control, Precision, and Flowing movement. When you incorporate these principles into your everyday life as well as your Pilates routine, you will feel more relaxed, focused, less stressed, and more productive.
Joseph Pilates discovered he could even use equipment to work with invalids who were bed ridden to improve their fitness and wellbeing.
Pilates used springs to challenge movement and provide resistance for additional benefits. He also used the springs to support and assist movement when required.