Friday, 31 May 2013

Benefits In Doing Pilates

By Angela Winter

Pilates is already a widely-known form of exercise. Aside from the benefits that an individual can get in doing Pilates, one of the reason for its increasing popularity is that it is easy to do and perform. The focused of Pilates is mainly on its six basic principles, which when done properly will give an outcome that is desired by many Pilates practitioners. The six essential concepts of Pilates are centering, concentration, precision, control, flow and breathing. One may ask what benefits they can get if you choose to do Pilates instead of other types of exercise? Here is a list of of benefits that you can get in practicing Pilates:

-A person's core strength is increased when doing Pilates. One of the essential principles of Pilates is centering which means focusing to the center of the body which can be found in the area between the lower ribs and pubic bone. In Pilates, doing exercises that focuses on centering will help your body to increase its core strength.

-Mindfulness and relaxation are some of the benefits that a person can get in doing Pilates. The reason for these mainly is that, Pilates is usually done in a slow pace and peaceful environment that typically provides a state of relaxation to a person, thus making him concentrate on his whole body. Once a person concentrates on the different functions, areas and parts of his body, realization will dawn on him on what parts and areas specifically needs more development than the others. In result, better posture, less stressful lifestyle, and improved breathing and airway circulation is observed.

-Pilates is known for its adaptability, making it easy to perform and do by almost anyone. A person regardless of his size, weight, color, race, age and gender can perform this kind of exercise. Also, you can choose what set of Pilates you would want to perform and practice among the large number of Pilates techniques available.

-Pilates can also help a person achieve improved muscle tone and lose weight. Despite the fact that weight-lifting equipment is not utilized in this kind of exercise, Pilates can help a person attain the results of weight loss and toned muscle because of the set of properly-coordinated Pilates exercises, proper breathing techniques and full body concentration.

-Most people choose to do Pilates because it is easy to do. But if you want to be able to achieve the benefits of practicing Pilates, it is advisable that you do it with the guidance of a Pilates expert for you to be able to learn the proper way to perform the exercises. other than that, a Pilates expert or trainer will also help you to choose what set of Pilates exercise is well-suited for you. Once you are already comfortable doing your Pilates exercises on you, you can practice doing it without the help of your trainer.

-Pilates is focused to improve not just one area or portion of your body but your over-all body including the mind. Thus practicing Pilates does not only mean improving your physical state but as well as improving your intellectual and your state of mind.

One can see that they can get a lot of benefits from doing Pilates. But the most important factor in doing any kinds of exercise is to make sure to do it appropriately and putting your heart in the exercise that you are doing. That way, you will not only be getting the benefits that you desire in doing the exercise, but you will be able to love the things that you do when practicing the exercise making you practice it more and more.

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