Pilates is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. The classes focus on specific exercises that integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.
It is an holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise. Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.
Pilates is beneficial for general fitness, specific health conditions and most of all for your overall well-being.
- Improved posture
- Improved mobility and flexibility of the spine as well as improved muscular flexibility
- Increased stability for the pelvis and shoulders and improves core strength
- Healthy joints through improved mobility and support from the surrounding musculature
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The word yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. Yoga can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word asana, which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.
- Improved flexibility by stretching your tight body in new ways which help it to become more flexible, bringing greater range of motion to muscles and joints.
- Increased strength by holding poses that require you to support the weight of your own body. Some exercises require you to move slowly in and out of poses, which also increases strength.
- Improved muscle tone and definition which can help improve your core strength and posture.
- Pain Prevention: Increased flexibility and strength can help prevent the causes of some types of back pain. Many daily activities mean we sit still for too long in the same position, This can cause tightness and spinal compression,
- which you can begin to address with yoga.
- Mental calmness and stress reduction are seen as some of the most powerful improvements that Yoga can bring.
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