Pilates consists of approximately 100 exercises for tightening your muscles. It is starting to become a very popular activity that offers many benefits for you and your body and soul. Why not try something new this fall? Try pilates!
It was invented by Joseph Hubert Pilates, who named this practice “Controllogy”. The original name describes pilates perfectly well, since pilates basically is controlled breathing while also controlling the function of skeletal muscles, coordinating the whole body movements. A specific breathing technique helps tightening the abdominal muscles, while you relax your back muscles. Back pain is often a result of the overload of those muscles.
Tightens the muscles we usually ignore
Pilates focuses on the muscles that are small, weak and the muscles that are seemingly unimportant in exercise, which we usually ignore and forget to use when doing regular exercise. Those muscles are the ones used in keeping the body in a good posture while standing, walking and sitting, and also affect the work of the cardiovascular system. This is the reason pilates is highly recommended for everyone, especially for people who are rehabilitating from an injury.
Pilates teaches you how to properly use your muscles
The exercises done wrong, or the daily normal activities which we perform physically and repeatedly wrong are to blame for the bad posture of our body, and the body slowly gets accustomed to this. That’s why, correcting the body posture is a long process, but if you try hard you can succeed. Pilates teaches you how to make new movements, and improve the “old”, normal ones, and you implement it in your daily and sport activities.
- Gives you a better and healthier body posture
- Helps you get rid of headaches that are a consequence of a bad posture
- Visually tightens your abs
- Takes care of your cardiovascular system
- Your body becomes more flexible
- Relieves low back muscles tension
- Your normal movements become more controlled and this decreases the chance of an injury in other sport activities
- Improves the body coordination.
There is a lot of choice…
There are numerous pilates centers nowadays. Find the one that fits your needs. It is really important that your exercising is monitored by an experienced trainer, and that the groups are not too big, because only the exercise done right has benefits for your body. The actual room where exercises take place should be well ventilated and offer a relaxing atmosphere.