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Pilates is a method also known as Contrology, is an innovative system of physical and mental conditioning that can affect society in a positive way.
Achieving good health means the whole human body - body, mind and spirit - must be conditioned. It is a holistic approach to well-being - a path to total health.
This I know to be true because I have been doing Pilates for over thirty years, and I age very well because of my practice. Let me give you an idea of its many benefits from my own experience:
The mind and the body share a nourishing, symbiotic relationship that can produce profound results. This mind-body relationship is at its heart.
One of the greatest aspects of this system that I love is the breathing exercises that is essential in lowering high blood pressure and relieving stress.
Breathing oxygenates the blood - nourishing on a cellular level, expels toxins from the body, calms the mind, improves circulation, provides a rhythm for movement, and assist in the losing of body weight.
One of Joseph Hubertus Pilates' quotes was "Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness", developed this system of physical and mental conditioning and by incorporating these postures into your exercise program, it will help you to lower your high blood pressure.
With the practice of this system your stabilization will be developed, your posture refined, movements are improved, the re-education of your muscle with the ultimate goal of this exercise program is to improve every facet of your life.
Exercising makes you feel good, and healthy, you function better, you are less
stressed and your life seems more complete with you in control. Thereby
lowering your high blood pressure.
The saying - a healthy mind guides a healthy body - applies here.
With continuous practice you will notice your lean toned legs and beautifully firmed buns.
Notice when you are wearing your off the shoulder clothing how sexy your shoulder looks, with your sculpted arms and our male species will notice how their shirt and jacket fits even better.
Pilates exercises not only offers a bridge between mind and body, between rehabilitation and healthy movement but when used to its full potential can enhanced every aspect of your life, even your sex life.
I have great legs because of this toning ring. It adds to your exercise poses and is used to keep your body or a certain body part in alignment or in a desired position.
It fits between your arms, legs or above your head. When you use it between your legs it engages your abductor and heighten your level of coordination.
It is super-lite, sturdy and offer a good resistance. This popular Pilates ring works your inner thigh, your abductors, hamstrings, abdominal, back extensors and your arms. A great piece of equipment.
With practically everyone experiencing some form of stress, there is a moving away from this fitness exercising approach of "No pain, no gain or Work till you drop".
Now it is a more mind and body focus, calmer and introspective integrated system of exercising and movements.
Scientific studies now states that the brain changes, when an individual practices yoga and Pilates, resulting from the changes within the body and mind.
Joseph Pilates said that the practice of his system leads to a state of total well-being that would eliminate many diseases and social ills. The method of this system is an approach to life, and philosophy.
To help you achieve the full potency of Pilates, make it an integrated part of your daily life and you will achieve balance that maximizes the potential of your body, mind and spirit.
Practicing Pilates at least three times a week will strengthen, lengthen, and sculpt your muscles.