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An Analysis of Lester Horton Technique Based on the Principles of Pilates

LEEJAESUN 1 kim hyunnam 1

1한국체육대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to shed new light on the aspects of the Lester Horton Technique by analyzing its body therapy characteristics based on the principles of Pilates. This study explored the theory of Pilates and Horton’s life and achievement through literature analysis. This study analyzed major movements suggested in the Horton Technique textbooks in terms of themovement principles used in Pilates. Findings revealed three characteristics of the Horton Technique. First, it emphasized the importance ofbody alignment and flexibility of the pelvic and the torso. Second, the Horton Technique, as with Pilates,emphasized the importance of the core, and all of its movements concentrated on the core training. Third,the Horton Technique included in its movements up to three principles of Pilates. These results provedthat the Horton technique, widely adopting the principles of Pilates, could stretch and strengthen all partsof the body.

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