Pilates is appropriate for people of all ages, genders, races, sizes, abilities, and fitness levels. Here are some of the advantages of exercising pilates.
Excellent for posture
Pilates focuses on the entire body’s posture, the appropriate range of motion at the joints, and the balance of the opposing muscles. It improves posture by strengthening postural muscles that are underutilised.
It increases flexibility and mobility
Pilates keeps everything moving by alternating between precise and slow, controlled motions. Most Pilates exercises combine, increasing strength, flexibility, and mobility.
By focusing on the breath, Pilates enhances the cardiorespiratory capacity. This increases the production of feel-good hormones, oxygen flow, and blood circulation. This provides you with an energy boost.
Strengthens your core
Pilates is famously known for its emphasis on the core. The core is all of the surrounding muscles of the trunk that, when strengthened and pliable, stabilise the body.
Improves balance and coordination
Pilates improves balance and gait through core strengthening and its focus on alignment and whole body exercises.
Enhances body awareness
Pilates is a mind-body practice that enhances body awareness. The attention and ability to focus on the sensations in your body heighten your awareness of comfort or pain.
The inbound focus and breath from Pilates help regulate the nervous system. This, in turn, can take you out of fight-or-flight mode and decrease stress over time.