Yoga v's Pilates - What's the difference & which is better??
Many of the exercises in Pilates are done lying down or in sitting positions. Most are low impact and can be partially weight bearing. Pilates can be used for injury rehabilitation.
Strong core - abdominals and back
Nothing forms and flattens a tummy like Pilates: it has a unique focus on core muscles in the trunk and pelvis, and is one of the best ways to build core strength leaving you feeling centred & uplifted.
By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion which are invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
As there are an extensive number of yoga postures (Asana’s) a yoga class can be as strong or as gentle as your teacher makes it. Classes are accessible both for beginners or for elite athletes to explore.
Within a few minutes of starting your yoga class, gentle movement along with breathe awareness release both body and mind creating a sense of calm and a centred self. The physical practice gives the body a feeling of balance and well being, while breathing techniques enhance inner focus and relaxation.
Yoga is not just about exercise, it includes breathing practices, meditation and relaxation - teaching you techniques that you can take off the mat into your daily life. Cultivating a daily practice even for only 5 minutes can literally change your life!