Pilates is a fantastic exercise to promote relaxation.
Pilates doesn’t work muscles to the point of exhaustion, so there is no sweating, pain or straining. It requires concentration and focus as you move your body through a range of motion. Since all of the major muscle groups are lengthened and stretched, you improve flexibility, strength, balance and awareness, as well as aid relaxation.
Whether a beginner or advance, you can perform Pilates exercises using your own body weight, or with the help of light equipment.
Pilates exercises are made up of moving through a slow, sustained series of exercises. By using abdominal control and proper breathing, you can relax as well as rejuvenate.
Each Pilates exercise incorporates a specific breathing pattern, which helps with relaxation and concentration as well as increasing circulation. Focussing on breathing within Pilates also helps with increasing mindfulness, while reducing worry and negative emotions.
Discover how Bath Pilates Academy in Bath helps you achieve a complete sense of physical and mental well-being, and relaxation. Take a look at our timetable for classes near you.