• Cindy, Sentirsi Studio

Pilates vs Yoga

Pilates is often confused with or compared to Yoga due to a similar focus on breathing and a mind-body connection.  Each have their merits: 

Yoga was designed to connect individual and universal consciousness through various techniques of meditation and physical activity.  All strive to improve physical, emotional and spiritual health. Yoga is traditionally performed using your own body weight and minimal props.  

Pilates was created as a form of physical rehabilitation by Joseph Pilates in 1926.  Pilates is designed to balance strength & flexibility, mobility & stability, balance & posture.  It is a resistance-based exercise program that uses specific machines with spring-pully systems in addition to mat exercises. 

There are six key goals of Pilates: concentration, control, centering, breathing, flow, and precision.  Pilates is clinically used in conjunction with Physical therapy or following Physical therapy to improve balance, posture, mobility, and create proper neural pathways for muscle engagement in all Active Daily Living skills (ADLs).  

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