East Bay Pilates’ Resources
PILATES, THE HUMAN BODY
THE HUMAN BODY
- Atlas of Human Anatomy
by: Frank H. Netter
- Loving What Is
by: Byron Katie
An excellent read on how to harness the power of our minds.
- Pelvic Power: Mind/Body Exercises for Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Balance for Men and Women
by: Eric Franklin
An excellent resource for building awareness and function of the pelvic region. Remember, if you can control your pelvis you can control your entire life.
- The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design
by: Galen Cranz
An interesting perspective on the activity that most of us spend so much time doing: sitting in chairs. Galan Cranz is an Alexander Technique practitioner and a sociologist working in Berkeley's school of architecture.
- The Female Pelvis: Anatomy & Exercises
by: Blandine Calais-Germain
An excellent read for all women. Rather technical, but very useful. Especially in preparation for childbirth and recovery.
- The Melt Method
by: Sue Hitzmann
Another must have guide for self care.
- The Merck Manual
by: Robert S Porter
A general household reference to help interface with Western Medical Practitioners.
- The Power Behind Your Eyes
by: Robert Michael-Kaplan, O.D.
A Solid Introduction to Integrated Vision Therapy
- The Psoas Book
by: Liz Koch
An excellent book all about the psoas muscle, our ultimate core muscle.
- The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief
by: Clair Davies
The self-care book that no home should be without.
by: Naomi Wolf
A must read for all women. Seriously.
- Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body
by: Tami Lynn Kent
- Woman: An Intimate Geography
by: Natalie Angier
THE FOOD WE EAT
CREATIVITY: WHEN WE SHINE BRIGHTEST
FOR TRAVELING THE ENLIGHTENED PATH
JUST FOR FUN
- The Lost Symbol
by: Dan Brown
Pilates and Body Enthusiasts will dig this one if they can suspend disbelief at particular moments, fun with some familiar ideas.
INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING AND INSPIRING
INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING AND ENTERTAINING
FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS