Pilates is one form of excersice which was developed to facilitate empowerment and healing of the physical body and beyond as we understand how everything is interconnected.
Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. On a deeper level it helps us to connect with our inner power and teach us how to focus and channel that power into specific directions.
Some Benefits on the physical level:
Alleviate back pain
Exercise, stretch and relax muscles
Increase joint flexibility
Eliminate toxins from the body by improving circulation
Promote deeper and easier breathing
Improve flexibility and balance
Flatter stomach and trimmer waist
Some benefits on mental, emotional level:
Help to release stress and anxiety and foster peace of mind
Enhance capacity for calm thinking and creativity
Create body awareness
Promote better sleep, increase energy level
Improve concentration, alertness and performance
Create an overall sense of well-being
Help accessing inner resources, knowledge and understanding
Pilates encourages you to begin focus inward and make a deeper and more loving connection with your physical body.