If you are interested in taking a Pilates class a good, efficient warm up is important.
We are all born naked.
However, the postures were originally practiced to prepare the body for meditation, leading to deeper exploration of the nature and capabilities of the mind and its connection to both physical and energetic subtle existence.
The removal of my clothes allows me to be more on touch with my body.
I challenge myself by raising the hands above the head increasing the core's need to be strong and stable.