Pilates is a method of whole-body exercise that can improve daily activities and livelihood by increasing mobility and balance. It is neither yoga nor bodybuilding, but it encourages relaxation like yoga and challenges the muscles like bodybuilding.
It increases core strength.
Pilates targets the core – the center of the body from which all movement stems. A strong core (your abs, obliques, and lower back muscles) helps keep your body balanced and stable.
It improves posture and decreases back pain.
Doing Pilates will stabilize and strengthen your core postural muscles supporting the spine. It helps with alignment which helps relieve and prevent back pain. Remember, a stronger core means a better back.
It relieves stress.
The focus and use of breath from Pilates can down-regulate the nervous system. By releasing tension in your muscles, stress hormones are reduced.
It helps with focus.
Pilates trains not only your body but also your mind. The use of a breathing technique helps you keep your focus while executing the exercises.
It lessens the risk of injury.
Pilates helps with balancing the muscles of the body as it focuses on developing dynamic strength so you can better support and stabilize your joints while moving.
Pilates is a whole-body and mind exercise that offers lots of benefits, from improved posture to injury prevention. It’s suitable for everyone – no matter the fitness level, age, size, or any other factor.
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