How Pilates Has Changed My Love Life

“The complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” as Joseph Pilates, its inventor, called it, has a lot of different benefits that evoke tons of research. However, most women either are die-hard enthusiasts or have never stepped foot in a Pilates studio. On which group are you fit in? There are a lot of reasons to do pilates such as better sleep and even better sex. Read the following list to find the right reason for you.

Ease Back Pain

Better back means stronger core. Hence, those who suffer from chronic lower back pain could get a major relief after only four weeks of pilates practicing. Pilates improving and stabilizing the lower back core region and by that alleviates stress on the area and ups mobility. A study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that the former people got away from the pain during one full year after stop practicing.

Improve Flexibility

There is a common belief that people how are not flexible should stay away from this kind of sport. The contrary is true those people should start practicing pilates ASAP. When you are tight your muscles are short what would limit you motion rage. That might damage your exercises performance and even cause injury in extreme cases. While practicing pilates your body increases the length and stretch of the muscles and the rage of motion within the joints.  Studies proved that inexperienced young women that performed 20 sessions of pilates became 19.1% more flexible.

Boosts Your Brainpower

Joseph Pilates gave his workout the name “the thinking man’s exercise.”

Pilates practicing can increase the brain’s alpha peak power which related to many important brain functionalities such as memory performance, neural network activity, and others. Researchers believe that it may even hold potential as a treatment option for people with brain-degenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunctions.

Better Sex

Yes, you have read me right.

A typical Pilates workout includes an of “lifting pelvic floor” exercises, AKA “Kegels”. Those moves strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to amazingly enhance your pleasure in the bedroom. Moreover, stronger pelvic floor muscles will help to push out a baby way easier and relife the delivery pains. No further words needed here 🙂

Better Posture

Your posture is directly affected by the strength of your core and supported by that. Practicing pilates will help your body to be expressed in strength and harmonic manner. The beautiful postures of those who practice pilates speak for themselves. That is also the reasons why people who suffer from back pains are recommended to train pilates.  

Body/Mind Connection

In pilates exercise, each movement is practiced with total attention. This one is one of the secrets of pilates, in which the body and mind combine forces to get the most benefits from each exercise. The are several key concepts that represent the principles of every pilates workout: concentration, control, precision, centering, flow, and breath.

About the author:

Cliff Bello is the CEO and creator of MindNbody.me. He is passionate about helping people lose weight by changing their mindset, using a more holistic approach to health and fitness. By providing unique tools in the field of mindset, nutrition, and training, he helps people love themselves again and keep the results forever