Yoga and Pilates

Published On: June 24, 2021Categories: Well-being
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Did you know that people who practise Yoga and Pilates make positive changes in biological aging and stress management?

Yoga and Pilates do not discriminate against fitness levels, flexibility, gender, or decade of life, but celebrate and embrace them all.

Regular yoga practice gives spiritual and physical support and helps you become aware of what is happening with your emotions, body, and life. While Pilates will help you stretch and lengthen all the muscle groups in the body, improve your balance and body control, and increase core strength and stability.

Yoga and Pilates are beneficial to mental health improvement and well-being, and many overlapping health benefits can be gained from both when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

Yoga and pilates have made remarkable progress in recent years. With the availability of various options at gyms and studios, everyone can make use of these methods. These are both low-impact exercises that utilise body-weight resistance as the central point. While their benefits are many, both workouts help boost overall well-being and health.

Key points of Yoga & Pilates

Yoga

Yoga practice uses techniques such as deep breathing and mindfulness. There are many forms of yoga, but there is a standard way of holding different poses and moving through a sequence of motions. It is usually treated as a type of mind and body fitness regime. The blend of mindful focus and physical exercise brings a heightened sense of awareness to one’s breath and energy flow.

Yoga benefits:

  • Relaxed and calmer mind
  • Fitness in body
  • Improves diet intake
  • Boosted motivation and energy

Pilates

Pilates focuses mainly on a few but more definite movements. These are carried out through vital stabilising muscles of the core and back. It emphasises on beginning every workout with a guided breath that triggers the core muscles to contract. One can perform pilates on a mat or specific equipment. This equipment is uniquely created and uses only the levers, springs, and one’s own body weight to allow resistance.

Pilates benefits:

  • · Boost in muscle strength and fortitude
  • · Better flexibility and stance
  • · Improvement of balance
  • · Reduction in joint pain

Overall practicing yoga and Pilates helps to contribute to anti-aging by improve blood circulation to all parts of the body and adds to that glowing skin factor.

NHS Live Well Information

There is a lot of good information out there highliting the benefits of Yoga and Pilates but it is advised that you should always consult with your GP or medical practicioner before emabarking on a new form of exercise espcially if you are unwell or recovering from injury. Further information on yoga and pilates can be found at NHS Live well.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-pilates/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-yoga/

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