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Creating access to resources that enrich and engage is part of Cara’s mission. Below you can find links to furthering your studies with Cara as well as finding resource recommendations that have inspired her and she hopes will do the same for you.


PILATES ANYTIME

What us Pilates Anytime? Pilates Anytime is an online Pilates studio, delivering world-class instruction anywhere, anytime, and at an affordable price. Many people are unable to attend Pilates classes due to the lack of easy access to studios, schedule conflicts, and cost. Pilates Anytime was born out of their desire to offer the highest quality Pilates classes to everyone.

Unlimited access to all classes costs $18 per month, about the price of one Pilates studio class. New subscribers have a free 30 day trial period during which they can fully evaluate the site and the classes.

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MANIFESTO TO MOVE

You’ve heard of TED Talks? Recently, while in Los Angeles with Pilates on Tour® and Balanced Body®, Cara was asked to give a “Joe Talk” and our good friends at Pilates Anytime® were there to film it.

Her message IS ours and we want to share it with you!

Here’s to Movement! And to You!

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PILATES ANYTIME LEGACY PROJECT

What is the Legacy Project? The Pilates Legacy Project aims to be the most extensive online Pilates resource library, accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. And, because Pilates Anytime really wants everyone to look into the history of Pilates they are including it in the basic subscription for no additional cost.
Whether you are an enthusiast or a teacher of Pilates, Pilates Anytime and Cara believes everyone should become intimately aware of Pilates history. For the enthusiast, it is a quicker route to understanding why exercises were created and offers many examples of how a consistent practice not only transforms your body, but also your life. Without an understanding of our history, without an appreciation of the lineage we come from, we devalue the discipline of Pilates. We owe it to ourselves to know where we fit on the ancestral tree of Pilates.
It is a young history. It is our history. We are the future. Welcome to the Pilates Legacy Project!

Watch the Trailer on YouTube:

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Access the entire Legacy Project Library on Pilates Anytime

 

Cara is especially proud to share with you the Kathy Grant Documentary,
which was produced by Cara as part of the Legacy Project on Pilates Anytime:

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RECOMMENDED READING

Return to Life Through Contrology- Pilates, Joseph H. and William J. Miller, 2005
Voices of Classical Pilates (with essay by Cara Reeser)- Peter Fiasca, 2013

Ideokenisis:
The Thinking Body- Mabel E. Todd, 1937
The Hidden You- Mabel E. Todd, 1953
Lets Enjoy Sitting, Standing Walking- Barbara Clark, 1963
A Kinesthetic Legacy: The Life and Works of Barbara Clark- Pamela Matt, 1993
Human Movement Potential – It’s Ideokinetic Facilitation- Lulu Sweigard, 1974
Taking Root to Fly- Irene Dowd, 1995.
Ideokinesis: A Creative Approach to Human Movement & Body Alignment- Andre Bernard
Dynamic Alignment through Imagery- Eric Franklin, 1996

Chronic Pain:
Explain Pain- David S. Butler and G. Lorimer Moseley, 2005
The Anatomy Of Hope- Jerome Groopman, MD, 2004

Neuroscience:
Phantoms In The Brain- V.S. Ramachandran, MD.PH.D. and Sandra Blakeslee, 1999.

Other:
Posture of Meditation- Will Johnson, 1996
Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient- Will Johnson, 2000
Mind Body Sport- John Douillard, 1994, 2000, 2001

On-line articles:
9 LINES OF MOVEMENT by G Hoffman Soto, M. ED., RMT
Lifting the Arms: Rotate and Elevate the Shoulder Blades for Fuller, Safer, Movements by Roger Cole (Yoga Journal)
Bio-kinetic Tension:Loving tension, because with out tension there is no movement; without movement there is no life by Elaine Summers
Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It by Patti Neighmond and Richard Knox
Modifying Pilates For Clients With Osteoporosis by Sherri R. Betz, PT
Spine Flexion Exercise: Myths, Truths and Issues Affecting Health and Performance by Professor Stuart McGill,PhD
Greater trunk muscle torque reduces postmenopausal bone loss at the spine independently of age, body size, and vitamin D receptor genotype in Japanese women by Study Author(s): Iki, M;Saito, Y;Dohi, Y;Kajita, E;Nishino, H;Yonemasu, K;Kusaka, Y
Trunk Muscle Strength is a Strong Predictor of Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women by Study Author(s): Iki, M;Saito, Y;Dohi, Y;Kajita, E;Nishino, H;Yonemasu, K;Kusaka, Y

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