The benefits of a regular Pilates practice can be tremendous!
Here’s the quick run-down:
- Better Posture
- Reduced Back Pain
- A Strong Core
- Increased Bone Density
- Better Balance
- Better Feet
- Increased Flexibility
- Greater Mobility
- A More Toned Body
- Better Circulation, Mental State, Increased Mindfulness
Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise which when performed under the watchful eye of an instructor is safe for people from all backgrounds with many often debilitating ailments.
It challenges your mind and body’s coordination and requires that you stay alert as to what your limbs and body are doing to successfully perform an exercise. The springs and equipment increase your proprioception and have an ability to “teach” your body how to move from your center out.
Better body awareness means better posture and better movement throughout your day. Core strength directly benefits lower back pain. Pilates has a way of stretching the parts of your body that are tight, and strengthening the parts of your body that are weak. A balanced and more uniformely developed body aleviates unnecessary tension and strengthens your body’s structure.
This articulation of the spine that a Pilates work out provides promotes the fresh exchange and flow of our body’s cerebrospinal fluid. In return, the cerebrospinal fluid nourishes the central nervous system and cleanses the metabolic waste products from the brain and spinal cord (for more info, read the article ) This same refreshening also applies to our joint sockets and helps to keep our joints healthy.
Pilates is well known for the long lean look that regular practice can create. However it also is well known for the rehabilitative effects it can have on the body. As time goes on, it will be appreciated for the benefits that go even deeper than muscles and bone. Ultimately it can bring a deeper awareness and connection of your mind and body, and the benefits of this we are just barely starting to skim.