Joseph Pilates (founder of Contrology) believed that "modern life-style", bad posture and inefficient breathing were the root to poor health.
Pilates is an exercise that is designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and mental awareness (body, mind, spirit).
How does Pilates improve posture?
Pilates improves posture by strengthening the powerhouse.
- Abdominal muscles
- Low back muscles
- Pelvic floor
- Muscles around the hips and gluts
The powerhouse (abs, back, and pelvic floor) supports our posture by allowing the shoulders to relax, the neck and head to move freely, and relieves stress on the hips, legs, and feet.
Pilates also improves the articulation of the spine (better mobility of the spine) and opens the chest. Teaching your body to move efficiently, supporting posture.
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