"If you will faithfully follow the instructions, beginning with the introductory lesson, you will without a doubt acquire correct physical fitness with proper mental control.Joseph H. Pilates, Return to Life
As you progress in your self instruction, you never have anything to "unlearn". These exercises will actually become part of your very self, securely stored away forever in your subconscious mind. You who have learned correctly how to ride a bicycle, how to swim or how to drive an automobile need never worry with respect to the possibility of your failing to use the right technique in these skills.
So too the the acquirement and practice of the art and science of Contrology will instill confidence in you that will remain forever for future use. Then it is simply only a question of "re-toning" the muscles that have in the meantime become "soft" as the result of disuse."
I love this passage taken from Joseph Pilates' book Return to Life! To me, it really speaks to the value of learning how to move your body properly versus just exercising. I am a firm believer that any movement is good movement if it is safe and you enjoy it, but at the same time, I know that by there is immense value in learning how to move your body efficiently and with an awareness of your body.