Everyone has heard that Pilates is a great toning workout, but most do not know the true benefits of this exercise method. Pilates does more than improve flexibility and tone your core, thighs, and butt. It can actually help you in other ways, like improving your mental health and preventing injuries. Here is the truth about what you never knew Pilates could do for you.
Pilates is very adaptable to meet a wide variety of physical needs and limitations. If you have resisted exercise due to health conditions, chronic joint pain, or injuries, you can easily change up the routines to be comfortable for you. This can allow many people to get some exercise without worrying about injury or pain.
You may know that Pilates improves posture, but do you really know what that means? When you have better posture, you will have fewer back injuries and pains. It also opens up your lungs and airways, helping you breathe easier. If you have any type of allergies or a respiratory condition, posture should be a goal in your treatment plan.
Increase Bodily Awareness
How much do you truly listen to your body? We often push through, ignoring our body’s cues that something is not quite right. If you ignore those cues often enough for long enough, eventually you can lose all connection between body and mind. This can be dangerous because you may not realize that you are injured or ill quickly enough to get effective treatment.
Pilates is made up of very deliberate movements and stretches. You will be able to easily feel if you are doing them correctly. Instructors urge students to pay close attention to their bodies and how each movement feels. This reestablishes the mind/body connection, allowing you to address any other health concerns you may have been ignoring.
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