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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 3


An Introduction to Proprioception Concept in Pilates and Yoga


Alicia Garcia-Falgueras1*

1Official College of Psychologist in Madrid, Spain.

Article Information
(1) Ashish Anand, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, GV Montgomery Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA.
(1) Maria Justine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
(2) Ayhan Goktepe, Selcuk University, Turkey.
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Our brains are continuously and unconsciously integrating proprioceptive information together with the visual and vestibular systems through synapses in neurons, interneurons and motoneurons connections to the brain motor cortex and cerebellum to inform about our overall sense of body position, movements and acceleration in balance. Those natural complex integrations and calculations to have a posture are improvable through knowledge and physical exercises or activities. Professional athletes have been training and working out on their specific proprioceptions during many years, till reaching excellence in some of their complex movements. We explained in this text some basic ideas about proprioception, balance and homeostasis and suggest briefly some Pilates and yoga exercises as examples that are aimed to upgrade them.

Keywords :

Balance; body symmetry; pilates; yoga; proprioception; contrology; equilibrium.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/25540

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