Monday, September 28, 2020

Benefits of a Home Pilates Practice

 Why is Pilates so good? (especially now during Covid-19)

1. Small space needed & no equipment is required

Pilates is the perfect choice of exercise to do at home. You only need a small space to practice and no fancy equipment is required. Just a mat and a quiet space. 

2. Reverses sitting posture

Most people are sitting more than normal during our current Covid-19 situation. Working from home, teaching kids from home, recreating at home (Netflix binge-watching) are all the current norm. Pilates helps you reverse your sitting posture by,

      • Keeping good muscle tone and strength
      • Keeping you flexible
      • Improving your postural muscles
      • Keeping your lungs and respiratory system healthy
      • Reduces aches and pains in the body

3. Pilates focuses on the breath

This is a stressful, anxious time for many. When we spend a lot of time in a "fight or flight", high adrenaline state we often hold our breath or take shallow, gasping breaths. When our inhale looks like this, we also don't fully exhale and so ultimately starve the cells of fresh oxygen, perpetuating this anxious state.

In Pilates we make sure to breathe deeply and to fully exhale to expel all the stale air from the lungs, allowing fresh air to rush in. Good breathing also helps us to stay calm, centred and in the present moment.

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So if there was ever a time to be practicing Pilates it is NOW! 

I have you covered with different program offerings plus Virtual Private and Group Classes to keep you moving, healthy and centred. 

Also, if you are on Facebook and haven't already joined my free community for support you can do so by checking out my group: Pilates for Active Living, (PAL)