The bestselling Body Control Pilates brand combines with yoga to present exercise's freshest new direction Lynne Robinson has brought Joseph Pilates' teachings to modern exercisers in her thirteen previous books - producing clear and accessible bestsellers with a reputation for safe exercise that really works. Now, with highly-respected yoga teacher Howard Napper, two of the world's most effective exercise movements come together to inspire one another. Conceived in response to frequent questions about whether Pilates and yoga are compatible, this manual highlights how they are grounded in a similar awareness of the body. Forty exercises demonstrate common ground wherever possible; there are also areas where a choice is put in your hands - part of the concept of intelligent exercise. With programmes to energize, relax and lengthen the body, this book heralds the beginning of a fruitful new synthesis, without threatening the integrity of either technique.