Pilates is a method of exercise that places emphasis on posture and particular muscular recruitment. The focus is on promoting good health through good posture, strong alignment and balance in the musculature in the body.
To achieve this health the individual needs to work carefully and accurately, with the exercises modified or adjusted to suit each individual’s needs.
In pilates the mind is calmed by the focus on a mindful attention to movement and precision when using the skeleton and muscles. Whilst there are very specific pilates exercises, they are generally changed for each individual so as to facilitate that person’s body’s needs.
Benefits of Pilates
- Increased muscle tone
- Increased strength and flexibility
- Improved overall mobility
- Focuses on breathing
- Improved circulation
- Stress relief