The Breathing Technique
Whenever you have a few spare minutes during the day, do some Pilates breathing practice. Breathe in through your nose to a count of four, feeling your ribs move outward, then vary the length of the out-breath through your mouth to a count of four, six, eight, and even ten. The sooner you master the breathing technique, the better. Once it becomes second nature, you will be able to focus on the sensations in your muscles during the exercises without the distraction of having to think about your breathing as well.