Pilates for Posture
Developing a good balance of muscle strength and flexibility is essential for a functioning, healthy, happy body. No-one has perfect posture but practising Pilates can help support postural imbalances and combat the stresses and strains of our busy everyday lives.
Regulating breathing and encouraging deep diaphragmatic breath whilst exercising, helps clients to exert maximum power and move more efficiently.
Learning to relax is important in Pilates. The release of unnecessary tension helps us to move more effectively, breathe better, expend less energy and helps us to focus on how we are moving.
Over time we develop lots of muscular habits:
Try crossing your arms in front of you. Got it? Ok, so now try crossing them the opposite way. Feels odd, doesn’t it?
We all have lots of imbalances, but it is when we repeatedly put a strain on those imbalances we start to pull away from our centres and can start to feel pain.
Pilates can re-educate how we exercise. It helps correct years of habitual movement, postural imbalance and assists in avoiding repetitive strain and overuse injury.
“…a body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all of the complex problems of modern living.” Joseph H. Pilates