Pilates focuses on targeting the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine and works to increase core strength, stability and flexibility.
Because it requires concentration, it enables a mind/body connection, which many people also find deeply relaxing.
It is a gentle form of exercise that is suitable for everybody, including those with lower back pain, joint pain, sports injuries, arthritis and neurological conditions.
Often people who are suffering with stress also say that they find Pilates beneficial as it promotes a sense of well being.
There are many benefits to be gained from regularly practising Pilates, including:
- Improved core strength
- Better posture
- Stronger pelvic floor
- Improved breathing
- Greater coordination and body control
- Improved balance and stability
- Enhanced flexibility and mobility
- Reduced pain levels
- Relaxation and reduced stress levels
- Stronger immune system
Above all, learn how to breathe correctly