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 email@example.com
Have a nice day :-)
PS: Videos about a Pilates training you can find under Facebook „beyourphysio“