Pilates is a unique system and approach to exercise which everyone can benefit from. No matter what your age, level of fitness or previous exercise or life experience, Pilates has something to offer you. Here are just some of the potential benefits you stand to gain by practising Pilates;
Enhanced body awareness
Improved posture and balance
Sleek muscular tone and reactivity
Strong core muscles
Flexibility and joint mobility
Improved energy levels
Relaxation and focus
Sense of wellbeing
Reduction of aches and pains
Improved bone density
Injury reduction and improved rehabilitation
Improved breathing, stamina and endurance
The list goes on, and the benfits are cumulative and long lasting, but how does the Pilates method achieve these results and how can you benefit from them in your own life?
'As a rainstorm refreshes the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Method purify the bloodstream'
The underpinning Principles of the Pilates Method are: concentration, relaxation, alignment, breathing, centring and core stability, stamina, co-ordination, precision and flowing movement.
When you practise Pilates for the first time you will begin with the A,B,C's of Pilates; alignment, breathing and centring or core stability