So, we hope that by now you would have been practising Pilates for a while. Hopefully, in another week or two, you would be seeing the difference in your body fitness and activeness. Earlier we discussed mat based; now today we are going to discuss equipment based ones. As the name suggests these exercises require some sort of equipment.
Some of the common among these are:
The Benefits of Pilates:
Develops the core of your body: The core muscles of your body include the muscles closest to the spine. These muscles are maintained by using the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle all together while performing these exercises.
Makes you more flexible and lean: These exercises stretches your body muscles and elongates them. The muscles become more elastic and joint mobility also increases.
Strengthens the muscles: The exercises Increase muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body).
Prevent Injuries: These focuses on all the muscles and hence, the task is evenly divided without burdening a particular muscle. It conditions your body effectively and thus preventing injuries.
It’s Safe: The gentleness of these exercises has its own aroma. The light weight exercises and easiness make you more comfortable while performing them.
Motivation: Pilates provide a good source of motivation not only for it but also for other activities. You are more easily able to do a task without getting bored.
All Round Benefits: Improves physical coordination of your body, good for the spine, increases concentration, relaxes your muscles and gives you a nice posture, emotional stability and reduction in anxiety and depression.
Hence, these exercises are a must in everyday life. If you haven’t started doing it yet, we would suggest you employ them in your daily life.