A complete coordination of body, mind & spirit.
Low Impact Exercises for your Well-being
Pilates is a low impact workout that focuses on strengthening and lengthening exercises that promote strength, balance and flexibility while improving postural alignment. A sequence of slow, precise and repetitive movements are performed on a mat or Pilates equipment.
During pregnancy your diaphragm must function differently. As the baby grows it pushes upward on the diaphragm. Pilates allows you to breath more effectively when you do not have adequate room to take deep breaths. Practicing deep breathing oxygenates both the muscles and the brain which translates to increased mental clarity, relaxation and stress relief. Coordinating you breath while synchronously moving your body is used to work deep core muscles to help stabilize your frame and the weight of the baby.
Because it focuses on core, Pilates can improve posture, alleviate backaches, and help with labor and delivery. Increased abdominal strength provides support for the weight of the uterus and baby as well as supporting the spine. Stronger and more toned abs are less likely to separate severely (or recover more easily if they do separate).
Strengthens and Energizes your Whole Body
Many of the exercises strengthen your butt and legs which will help to minimize the amount of pain you feel in your pelvis and back. In addition you'll notice that you'll be able to maintain a healthy weight.
Other Benefits with Continuous Practice