As we know, breathing is the first act of life and the last. We take it for granted most of the time but our breath is powerful. It is our life force. It nourishes and purifies our blood and brings life giving oxygen to our organs. Joseph Pilates called this the ‘internal shower’. Our breath can also promote and support natural movement and rhythm, activating our muscles to perform efficiently and effectively. In Pilates movement becomes one with the breath. As we perform Pilates exercises on either the mat or equipment the whole body is engaged and active and in sync with the breath.