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The Importance of Deep Breathing in Pilates

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A focus on breathing is essential to the core philosophy of Pilates. While breathing properly is important for any type of exercise, the intent of purposeful breathing in Pilates is a little different. Pilates strengthens your body, but in a way that’s different from say running or weight training. With those types of exercises, you’re …

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3 Quick and Easy Yoga Fixes for Beating Stress

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Stress is one of those facts of life that none of us are immune to. The truth is that a certain level of stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It means that the body is responding appropriately to physical and emotional stimuli. Unfortunately, however, stress can build quickly to the point that you start to …

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How Pilates Builds Body Confidence

Loving the body you have isn’t all about reaching the perfect number on the scale or fitting into the dress you wore 5 years ago. Being comfortable and confident in your own skin is about feeling strong, healthy and capable of handling whatever the world throws at you. The fact is, we were each born …

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4 Yoga Rituals to Welcome Spring

It’s a great feeling when the last bits of winter melt away, and spring starts to peak through. It’s a season of rejuvenation, for both the body and spirit. The change of seasons is a great opportunity to refresh your exercise routines, including your regular yoga practice. Yoga rituals that invigorate the spirit and detox …

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3 Yoga Centered Morning Rituals to Boost Productivity and Focus

Whoever invented the snooze button was a genius. Unfortunately, they also made it way to convenient to create excuses to be less than productive, especially in the morning hours. The truth is how we start our day affects our thoughts and actions the whole day through. It’s all connected. If you’re having trouble harnessing energy …

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5 Tips to Make Couple’s Pilates a Success

For most of us, a workout buddy helps to keep us focused and accountable with our fitness goals. But, what about if that workout buddy is your romantic partner? Some might laugh at the idea, but experts say that working out with your partner can be great for your relationship. Pilates is a great form …

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Top Pilates Trends for 2018

We all have seen how much CrossFit and intense Beach Body workouts have dominated the fitness landscape over the course of the last few years, but while so much emphasis has been placed on intense interval cardio, it’s important to recognize that almost all of those programs also work in an element of yoga or …

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Top Yoga Trends for 2018

One of the teams on this most recent season of CBS’s “The Amazing Race” is comprised of two friends that started a “Goat Yoga” business, which likely is something fitness nuts read something about over the course of the last year. Taking pets to yoga class or heading to yoga classes with animals was one …

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Buti Yoga vs. Traditional Yoga

Just about everybody in the fitness world knows the standard tenets of traditional yoga. It’s about meditation, balance, focus and strengthening the core, all of which are good things, but most of which are quite different from the recent Buti Yoga craze that has fallen upon us here at YogaCoreFit. Both are completely viable fitness …

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What is Buti Yoga?

Yoga has become one of the most popular fitness activities on the face of the planet, in large part because of its low-impact, sweat-inducing physical benefits and in part because of its meditative advantages. “Yoga” is an extremely broad term, however, as there are different versions of the activity that we teach here at YogaCoreFit, …

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