What is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercises focuses on developing a strong, stable core with well-toned and flexible muscles to help improve posture, ease of movement and proper body mechanics. Pilates help to improve performance, reduce injury and relieve stress. Unlike other hardcore strength training regimens and focus more specifically on muscle mass, Pilates focuses on toning your muscles, therefore improving your balance and alignment. The beauty is in its simplicity. Whether you are ten or hundred years old work in an office job or are in elite athlete, injured or healthy, you begin with mat work either in a group class or as part of your private session, modified as needed of course. In a private session, initially instructor starts with basic and after a few basic sessions, the instructor adds in new exercises based on each clients need to create a unique program.
Pilates vs. other forms of Exercise?
Pilates is developed by Joseph Pilates (Germany) in the early 1920s. Today, Pilates exercise has grown in popularity as a result of the profound effects that it has had on both healthy and injured bodies. Pilates instructors get asked all the time what the difference in between Pilates and other forms of exercise. Because in Pilates, you begin the session lying down, gravity assists you by bringing the abdominal muscles toward the spine. The mat gives you a reference point to correct the alignment of your spine during session. Exercise in a Pilates workout aid in developing core strength and the exercises focus on deeper muscles. Although the focus is on getting a workout, because of the concentration involved in controlling the body in its optical alignment, it has a naturally therapeutic effect for individuals having all sorts of ailments including orthopaedic pain, heart conditions, pre and post surgery and pregnancy also. But, it’s always best to consult your physician before starting any exercise regimen.
What we do?
The Physiotherapy care at home provides a well qualified and experienced instructor. As your time is valuable for us, we prefer timing as per your convenient schedule. Once you call us, our professional will directly talk to you and ask some basic questions related to your health conditions. Our professional will decide your goal according to need of your body.
Tips for effective Pilates Exercise:
Familiarizing yourself with the Pilates Principles will make you more prepared for your Pilates class.
Concentration – You can establish a better connection with your body by focusing on your mind-body awareness and you will gain more benefits from your workouts. It’s better to do each exercise slowly and precisely, than with incorrect form or posture.
Centering – You will help all of your bodied muscles function and develop more efficiently by paying attention to the muscles of the core (the Pilates Powerhouse).
Breathing – Make sure you are breathing through each movement. As with any exercise, holding your breathe may result in detrimental effects. Breathing well will engage proper oxygenation of the muscles and facilitation of adequate muscular contraction.
Precision – Practice makes perfect. Proper form is essential to ensure you gain the most benefit and keep your body healthy.
Flow – Each Pilates motion should be smooth and graceful as a dancer or gymnast in your practice.
Control – Slow and controlled movements are harder to perform and more beneficial in the long run. Controlled movement utilises deep stabilising muscles to work efficiently.