Pilates is a sequence of about 5 hundred exercises
that Joseph Pilates created and were inspired by
calisthenics, yoga and ballet. These work outs work to
improve overall flexibility, balance, body and strength
Not only is Pilates a great physical experience
developed to build up the body’s core muscles, it is
also a wonderful spiritual experience designed to
focus the body on breathing. Very good breathing practices
enhance better blood flow in the body.
Since the 1920’s when Joseph Pilates created the
exercises to help injured athletes, dancers and later
war veterans, Pilates has been adapted to suit people
of the general community.
Pilates is a non-aerobic form of exercise routines that draws
strength from focus and focus. The movements
are meant to be low impact and the focus is on
perfection of each movement as an alternative to quantity of
reps done, quality over quantity.
Even though Pilates is a very low impact form of
exercise, it is essential that is you have a.
pre-existing medical condition that you first speak.
with a doctor.
Pilates exercises improve flexibility and increase.
muscle strength, particularly the abdominal muscles,.
lower back, hips and buttocks. These are considered.
the body’s core muscles.
Another advantage of the Pilates exercises are balanced.
muscular strength on the two sides of the body and.
enhanced muscular control of the back and limbs.
One more great benefit is improved stabilization of.
the spine, greater awareness of posture and improved.
physical coordination and balance.
Pilates helps relax and strengthen the back, shoulders.
And neck. Many doctors have come to learn that.
Pilates is also a safe rehabilitation for joint and.
When done properly, spinal injuries and the exercises.
will help aid in prevention of musculoskeletal.