Breath. Concentration. Coordination. Control.
Centering. Flow. Precision. Balance.
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WHO and WHAT is Pilates?
Exercise without awareness and control, the incitement to push ahead,
the notion of "no pain, no gain", can lead to injury.
Is PILATES is the same as YOGA?
Pilates originated in the mid 20th century and was developed by an athlete named Joseph Pilates who created the exercises as a form of rehabilitation and strengthening, Dancers soon discovered that the practice of Pilates helped them become stronger in their training and performance as well as a way to recover from injuries and it soon became known throughout the world, eventually attracting a broad range of individuals outside the world of dance. Yoga originated in India and dates back nearly 5000 years and has many branches with postures, sequences and variations that can be combined into tens of thousands of routines to create a class. Pilates classes are a little more structured and participants will know what to expect when entering a Pilates studio. In both Yoga and Pilates, you will gain strength and flexibility, but Pilates offers a total body workout and focuses on aligning the spine and strengthening the core by using your own body's resistance. In addition to mat training, there are a variety of apparatus with one-on-one training, and unlike Yoga, these machines act as guides that offer a form of feedback in regards to parts of the body that need strengthening.
Sitting is the new smoking.... WHY?
One study conducted by the University of Hong Kong found that 20% of deaths of people 35 years and older were attributed to a lack of physical activity. For that population, the figure was higher than the percentage of deaths attributed to smoking. That study also found that the risk of dying from cancer rose 45% for men and 28% for women due to lack of physical activity. The risk of dying from heart disease went up 52% for men and 28% for women. Other studies have linked prolonged sitting to a greater likelihood of developing heart disease, certain cancers, and strokes.
And the news keeps getting worse. Blood clots can form after sitting for too long and too rigidly. These can become dangerous and travel to your brain. Sitting too much raises the risk of developing metabolic syndrome and obesity. Sitting also may be associated with sleep apnea, which is fluid that collects in the legs can move to the neck and cause problems during sleep. Then there’s back pain and leg pain that many suffer from due to being stuck in a chair.
Pilates can help you to recover from injuries and medical complaints including: