Benefits Of Pilates
The Pilates system includes exercises for the entire body for every activity. Over 10 million people are now practicing Pilates in North America and those numbers are growing yearly. The benefits of Pilates is that it’s a safe, low impact and it is for everyone: men, women, youth, seniors, pre and post-natal, athletes, dancers, and especially people who are in need of physical rehabilitation, therapy, pain management, and reducing stress. Joseph Pilates thought of his method as a way to connect and develop the mind, body and spirit.
Some Key Principles of Pilates
- Balanced Muscle Development
- Full body Movement
Often times people say they feel taller, lengthened, leaner, aligned or centered after a session of Pilates. There’s a reason why Pilates is the exercise of choice for so many people. Many strengthening workouts create large bulky muscles because the emphasis is placed on repetition and building muscles. Pilates does not rely on frequent repetition or overgrown muscles. Pilates focuses on the whole body, not just on sections of muscles, creating a harmony between the body strength and balance. Start practicing Pilates and you are beginning your journey to better health and happiness.
Practice, breath and experience the healing powers of Pilates.