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Methods For Relaxation - Pilates


Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 Methods For Relaxation - Pilates

Pilates undoubtedly improves mental and physical well-being, flexibility and improves muscle tone. It was originally used to benefit the bedridden during world war 1.

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s “core” or “powerhouse” (torso). People who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.

Joseph Pilates believed that our physical and mental health are intertwined. He designed his exercise program around principles that support this philosophy, including concentration, prevision
n, control, breathing, and flowing movements.

It is this holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise. Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.

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