It is immediately apparent is it not, that Ms Kristi Cooper clearly demonstrates the Archival Mat exercises here very well indeed, and it is a fine example of what one could define as the "real and original Contrology mat practice". Not to the exclusion I hasten to add, or forgetting of course, her friend, accompanying her on the second mat.
What a great explanation of how the exercises were done in the past...and a reminder to all of us, who instruct and practice, where pilates began. In our everyday instruction and practice we tend to modify the exercises for the clients needs and I can see how we lose the original techniques. I would love to see more of this type of technique teaching.