Take care of your body by coming to our Pilates classes. Know the benefits it can bring to your day to day. What is Pilates? Pilates is a centuries-old discipline that combines balance and resistance exercises that improve the body and mind in a few weeks. Its creator Joseph Hubertus Pilates combined his knowledge of […]
Take care of your body by coming to our Pilates classes. Know the benefits it can bring to your day to day.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a centuries-old discipline that combines balance and resistance exercises that improve the body and mind in a few weeks. Its creator Joseph Hubertus Pilates combined his knowledge of gymnastics, yoga and traumatology at the beginning of the 20th century to unite muscle strength, breathing, relaxation and mental control through training guidelines.
Although in its beginnings its use focused more on physical rehabilitation and prevention of back pain, this activity has become popular thanks to the dissemination that celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston have made through the media and social networks Jodie Foster, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Hurley, Sharon Stone and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Benefits provided by Pilates
Body and mind balance
That was the precept that has led Pilates to become one of the most used techniques worldwide to improve muscle tone, and also to achieve that long-awaited state of mindfulness thanks to its benefits on our mind.
Its own creator, Joseph H. Pilates, said that with 30 sessions of Pilates, about 45 minutes each, the body already shows visible changes.
Know your body
The main characteristic of Pilates is the connection that is created between body and mind, thanks to muscular work and breathing. With these exercises each person is more aware of their physical limitations and also improves their flexibility.
Pilates is a method indicated for people of all types of physical condition, since all exercises can be adapted to the capacity of each body. It is suitable for people suffering from some joint or muscle diseases, as it helps strengthen the extremities of the body.
It provides strength and elasticity
If there are two clear benefits of practicing Pilates they are the improvement of the strength and elasticity of all the exercised muscle groups.
It allows you to sleep better and relax
Conducting pilates sessions also helps to better sleep, thanks to the relaxation achieved by mixing breathing and strength techniques. Even so, experts recommend not doing these exercises just before going to bed or on a full stomach.
In addition, practicing exercise generates endorphins, hormones that make us feel happy and energetic. Precisely the exercises proposed by Pilates get the mind to clear and get the mindfulness or mindfulness to reduce the stress level of our body
Improve postural education
Sedentary work or extra hours on the sofa at home can cause back pain. With pilates exercises we work back and abdomen muscles, something that translates into a toning that will automatically affect the body posture we adopt when sitting. In addition, with the strengthening of the back, we will be able to walk more erect.
It is a complementary training
Pilates stands as a perfect complementary technique for all those who do cardiovascular exercises, such as running, swimming or cycling.