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The 10 BASI Principles

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

What are the 10 BASI principles

Part of what makes BASI (Body Arts and Science International) Pilates unique from other school’s of Pilates or body conditioning is the 6 principles taken from Joseph Pilates work, teachings and writings and the additional 4 principles (awareness, balance, efficiency, and harmony) that Rael Isocowitz included within the work. These 10 principles are evident in the execution of exercises, and while teaching the movements. Within each exercise, some principles may be more apparent than others, yet no principle is ever lost through the movement. It is these principles that make this mind-body form of conditioning rather than only a physical process. The mind is an essential part of the retraining and condoning of the body. The 10 Principles include awareness, breath, balance, control, concentration, centre, efficiency, flow, harmony, and precision.

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