Pilates is a sophisticated form of exercise that performs into deep muscles of our body ideally. It improves posture, tone of muscle and general body awareness. Pilates plays vital connection with mind muscle. This exercise has incredible benefits for the body and also the mind. Pilates improve body strength, flexibility chronic conditions such as back pain. The moves of Pilates make look simple but it takes lots of accuracy and control. It’s not like doing crunches, there is a technique behind the moves. It is not just to shape muscles or flexibility. You must have better posture and sense of well-being. Pilates is all about concentration and breathing.
Pilate’s classic moves are given below:
Pilate moves focus on your breathe that helps you to prepare mentally before your workout. It eliminates any kind of stress from the day that accompanies the awareness to our body before we start to move. Let’s start with the move, stand on the mat with your feet up, lead to attention in your breathing. Breathe in through your nose and breathe out from the mouth. The focus is to expand your lungs without raise the shoulders and getting rid of dead the air. Once you breath out pull the belly down towards the spine to tight the abdominal muscles.
The exercise follows a breathing practice called shoulder shrugs. Keep yourself in the same position, as you take breathe, Raise shoulder to the ears, Engage your upper body muscles. Once you breathe out release the tension in your muscles and let your shoulders drop back in the place with a hard out breath. Repeat five times. This exercise will release tension in the upper body after a long day of work.
The next move is to roll down. Activate your muscles in your spine and starting balancing it. This is the best way of stretching in the morning or before daily routine. Let start with the exercise, stand straight on the mat and breathe in. While breathe out, Keep your chin down to your neck as you begin to roll down the muscles in your neck, then upper back, then lower back. Keep your hips in a neutral position. Then come to a folded position with knees and bend slightly if needed. Touch the floor if possible. If you breathe in, come to the reverse position and be in standing position.
Keep your body in the straight direction; stable your position by keeping abdominal muscles around a spine. Once you are ready to lift your leg, make sure your toes should in a pointed towards ceiling. Core muscles engaged while you start leg circle. Hips should be stable throughout the exercise.