P for Pilates: How to get started?
When someone says they are going for Pilates session, does that excites you? Be it youth icon Janhvi Kapoor or beautiful mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan, everyone has a thumbs up for Pilates class. Well, Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body. But a lot of time people get intimidated when it comes to signing up for a class. If you are just aware of the term ‘Pilates’ and have no clue about its benefits, then here we are with some handful tips. Let’s get back to basics and understand what does Pilates stand for? Pilates can improve your posture and improves your flexibility. According to a study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical fitness, eight weeks of Pilates classes can improve abdominal endurance, flexibility and balance.
Back to Basics: What is Pilates?
Reformer class VS Mat class of Pilates
How can you prepare yourself for the Pilate Session?
1. The Hundred (A breathing exercise that helps to strengthen the core stability)
2. Rolling like a ball (Massages the spine and open up the back)
3. The roll-up ( a slow move that helps stretch the spine)
4. Series of 5 ( a group of moves that strengthen the abdominals and back muscles)