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Helpful Pilates Tips

Posted by Tracii H.

Pilates can be a challenging workout for beginners. Keep these tips in mind so that you can get the most out of your pilates workout:

Focus. Pilates is designed to combine your breathing rhythm with your body movements. A qualified teacher will help you with concentrating on your muscles and breath at one time. The goal of pilates is to synchronize mind and body, decreases stress and anxiety. Comfort is Key. Wear comfortable clothes (as you would for yoga - shorts or tights and a T-shirt or tank top are good choices), and remember that pilates is usually done without shoes. If you start feeling uncomfortable, strained, or experience pain, you should stop. Pain is not a good thing when it comes to pilates.Let it flow! When performing your exercises, avoid rapid, jerky movements. Every movement should be slow, but still strong and flexible. Joseph Pilates worked with dancers and meant for his movements to flow like a dance.
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