The Relevance of Pilates
What is the Relevance of Pilates?
The best way to maintain a healthy body is through functional exercise and Pilates goes way beyond what the newest exercise techniques and trends can do for your body. Pilates training benefits:
- spinal articulation and elongation
- core strength and stability
No system is more about improving everyday function than Pilates. Training in Pilates techniques can help improve:
Posture: Proper alignment of the spine is an essential element of the Pilates practice. Emphasizing good posture in Pilates allows you to take your understanding of a lengthened and supported spine into all aspects of your life from sitting behind a steering wheel or lunging into Warrior 3.
Breathing: The most basic human function, breathing supports life and a fit life, too. The conscious breathing in Pilates helps makes you a more efficient cardio machine.
Core: Pilates trains the abs and the back to work in conjunction to protect and align the spine. Engaging the core to support the torso and spine is central to almost every Pilates exercise, and repeating this action ingrains the concept into your body.
Mind-Body Awareness: Practicing a mind-body exercise form like Pilates teaches you to focus on feeling your body in motion. This connection helps you better understand how your body works, which in turn helps you perform all kinds of actions more efficiently.