How Mat Pilates Helps to Improve Posture

How Mat Pilates In Vacaville Helps to Improve Posture

Though workouts have their origins in ballet, it is not necessary to have any previous dancing or exercise experience in order to participate in Pilates classes at Yoga Core Fit. These fun and challenging workouts target many muscle groups at the same time. While the advantages of exercise in general and pilates, in particular, are many and varied, one of the greatest benefits of Pilates is its role in improving posture, which is of more importance to overall health than most people realize. 

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The Importance Of Good Posture

Parents have been urging their children to stand up straight and not to slouch since perhaps the dawn of time, but posture goes far beyond simply looking alert and respectable. Humans use both static posture, when sleeping or sitting still, and dynamic posture, which is how we carry ourselves when we walk, dance, or engage in other physical activities. People with poor posture. often exhibit a slouched-over look, but the internal effects can be dangerous. Improper posture causes a misalignment of your musculoskeletal system, which results in poor balance, pain, and increased risk of falling and other injuries. This misalignment can be painful in the neck, shoulders, and back area, making it difficult to perform even the most basic activities like walking or driving. Exercising is particularly uncomfortable as bad posture limits flexibility and makes joint movement more difficult.

How Pilates Improves Posture

Understanding the importance of good posture is the first step towards improvement. There are things you can do at home or at work on your own, such as being particularly mindful of sleep and sitting positions,  wearing comfortable shoes, and making sure your workspace promotes good posture with an appropriate chair and your desk at the proper height. The most important factor in obtaining better posture is maintaining a healthier lifestyle, and Pilates can put you on the right track in short order.

Pilates is all about moving efficiently. The exercises and motions used in Pilates focus on core strength, the most critical component for overcoming bad posture. Development of the abdominals, back, and pelvic floor helps to provide the proper support for your back and neck and takes pressure off of the hips, legs, and feet, allowing for even greater movement that will help you move to more advanced pilates positions. Pilates also puts a strong focus on breathing, which can be both a symptom and a solution to health woes and flexibility. Pilates can also help improve your balance, which is perfect for beginners or those who have been intimated by exercise classes in the past. 

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The best way to get started with Pilates is to jump right in! Check our schedule for the complete lineup of sessions and our other fitness classes for all ages in Vacaville, CA.

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