the difference between pilates and yoga

Hey guys,

Hope you enjoy the weekend 🙂 Since December 2016 I am official Pilatestrainer. Because I like the spine and the stabilization of the trunk in my profession as a physiotherapist, Pilates is an optimal supplement. I started with Pilates 2014 and was absolutely thrilled about it.

My current blog contribution I dedicate my passion Pilates and would like to show the difference to yoga.

Joseph Hubert Pilates (1883-1967) is the founder of Pilates. He developed a holistic body method called „Pilates“, after he had left Germany and gained a foothold in England. This method consists of several concepts from the sports: ballet, dance and boxing all together. But, he also took aspects of yoga into the conception.

Important for Pilates is the basic idea to strengthen its „inner center, the trunk and thus the powerhouse“. This is also the case of the autochthonous back muscles. That is, from the deep stabilizers of the spine, as well as from the deep abdominal muscle (transversus abdominis) and the entire pelvic floor musculature.

The Pilates principles are:

Concentration – concentration
Centering – Centering
Control – control
Breathing – breathing
Precision – precision
River – flowing movement

The control of the powerhouse takes place consistently with each exercise, thus the body learns a basic stability, which affects the attitude enormously qualitatively.

Only an adequately trained Pilatestrainer can teach you the true Pilates in groups, so always pay attention to whoever teaches you Pialtes, in order not to suffer any damage by evasive movements!

Why is the basic stability of the trunk so important? The better the depth musculature is trained, the more joints are protected like our vertebral bodies (+ discs). If this is carried out incorrectly, compressive loads can be created and worn out faster in the long term, as with any sport!

What is the difference to yoga?

Yoga includes an important spiritual component, which does not include Pilates at all. Yoga stays longer in the movements and deepens the breathing through the nose. Pilates, on the other hand, is a fast flowing movement with breathing through the nose and mouth.

As mentioned above, Joseph Hubertus Pilates has also incorporated basic positions of yoga, so some exercises appear very similar. The realization and the goal of the exercise is, however, the small but subtle difference :-) If you want to learn more about it, you can send me a message by mail under

Have a nice day :-)pilates

PS: Videos about a Pilates training you can find under Facebook „beyourphysio“

Pilates und Yoga – Was ist der Unterschied?

Hey Leute,

Hoffe ihr genießt das Wochenende 🙂 Seit Dezember 2016 bin ich offizielle Pilatestrainerin. Da ich mich sehr gerne mit der Wirbelsäule und der Stabilisation des Rumpfes in meinem Beruf als Physiotherapeutin beschäftige, ist Pilates eine optimale Ergänzung. Ich selbst habe mit Pilates 2014 begonnen und war total begeistert.

Meinen heutigen Blogbeitrag widme ich daher meiner Leidenschaft Pilates und möchte den Unterschied zu Yoga aufzeigen.

Joseph Hubert Pilates (1883–1967) ist der Gründer von Pilates. Er entwickelte, nachdem er Deutschland verlassen hatte und in England Fuß gefasst hatte, eine ganzheitliche Körpermethode mit dem Namen „Pilates“. Diese Methode setzt sich aus mehreren Konzepten aus den Sportarten: Ballet, Tanz und Boxen zusammen. Auch ließ er immer wieder Aspekte von Yoga mit einfließen.

Wichtig beim Pilates ist der Grundgedanke seine „innere Mitte, den Rumpf und somit das Powerhouse“ zu stärken. Dieses setzt sich auch der autochthonen Rückenmuskulatur zusammen. Das heißt aus den tiefen Stabilisatoren der Wirbelsäule, ebenso wie aus der tiefen Bauchmuskelschicht (M. transversus abdominis) und der gesamten Beckenbodenmuskulatur.

Die Pilates Prinzipien, sind:

  • Konzentration – concentration
  • Zentrierung – centering
  • Kontrolle – control
  • Atmung – breathing
  • Präzision – precision
  • Fluss – flowing movement

Das Ansteuern des Powerhouses erfolgt bei jeder Übung konsequent, dadurch erlernt der Körper eine Grundstabilität, welche die Haltung enorm qualitativ beeinflusst.

Nur ein adäquat ausgebildeter Pilatestrainer kann euch in Gruppen das wahre Pilates erlernen, achtet daher immer darauf WER euch Pialtes beibringt, um keine Folgeschäden durch Ausweichbewegungen zu erleiden!

Warum ist Grundstabilität des Rumpfes so wichtig? Umso besser die Tiefenmuskulatur trainiert wird, desto mehr werden Gelenke wie unsere Wirbelkörper geschützt (+ Bandscheiben). Wird dies falsch ausgeführt, können Druckbelastungen entstehen und langfristig, so wie bei jedem Sport, Abnützungen schneller erfolgen!


Was ist nun der Unterschied zu Yoga?

Yoga beinhalten eine wichtige spirituelle Komponente, welche Pilates überhaupt nicht miteinbezieht. Yoga verbleibt länger in den Bewegungen und vertieft die Atmung über die Nase. Pilates hingegen ist ein schnelles fließendes Bewegen mit der Atmung über Nase und Mund.

Wie bereits oben erwähnt, hat Joseph Hubertus Pilates auch Grundpositionen von Yoga mit einfließen lassen, daher erscheinen einige Übungen sehr ähnlich. Die Durchführung und das Ziel der Übung ist jedoch der kleine aber feine Unterschied 🙂 Wenn ihr noch mehr darüber erfahren wollt, könnt ihr mir gern eine Nachricht per Mail schreiben unter


Wünsch euch einen schönen Tag 🙂

PS: Videos über ein Pilates Training findet ihr unter Facebook „beyourphysio“



Hey people 🙂

On Saturday the training course for the official Blackroll Trainer in Graz was completed. The outstanding performer was the charming Nina Brenner, who is genuinely motivated.

What have I learned, what can I give you?

The basic idea of ​​the Blackroll training concept is the training in combination with targeted regeneration, because only that leads to success.

Now you will think that you all know already. The problem, however, is the regeneration time. In most cases this is neglected, either too short or poor quality.

The Blackroll helps you to regenerate your entire body. It is important to treat the fascia, which surrounds us like a whole body suit, correctly and in all areas.

Usually, the blackroll is used to roll only subareas, e.g. The legs (calves), out. The fascia, however, runs from head to toe, and so you should roll out the entire fascia for perfect regeneration.

It is subdivided into the surface backline and into the front line, as well as into the lateral lateral lines and the spiral line (see pictures).

Recent studies have shown that the fascia is the largest human organ (no longer the skin) and it forms, moves, supplies and communicates with the body. Faszies have nerve endings and direct connections to the brain. How a fascia is built is from my blog contribution „The hype around the fascia“.

How does blackroll or fascia treatment work?

Our tissue can not unfold properly due to injuries, immobility or maladjustments, resulting in „fusions“ in the tissue or fascial regions. By the pressure with the Blackroll the hyaluron chains, which have glued, are again separated and aligned. This can be achieved by manual pressure, as described e.g. A physiotherapist, or with the Blackroll. Circulation is stimulated, enzymes are sent into the treated area, and the tissue / fascia is again better. Musculature can be controlled more qualitatively and movement restrictions are consequently reduced.

How to train now?

1.) for regeneration: min. 30 sec to 3 min. Per muscle chain, slowly, for pain points (trigger points) briefly keep the pressure, calmly continue to breathe. Always the entire muscle chain from the neck to the origin.

2.) to activate: 30 sec. To 1 min. Per muscle chain, move fast. Always the entire muscle chain from the neck to the origin.

Contraindication may be:

Existing numbness or tingling (nerve damage!)
acute pain
Skin changes such as hematoma or redness (burns, sands, etc.)
Blood thinning drugs
Rheumatic diseases

For more details, please contact me by e-mail (also without registration / registration): under beyourphysio or check out my Facebook profile 🙂

In the next few days I also post a few exercises with the Blackroll 🙂

LG your Andrea 🙂

Source: Images and content are from the official BLACKROLL (R) Education script.