Download
Price Guide

Is Pilates good for your posture?

If you're experiencing discomfort when standing or sitting up straight and looking for ways to improve your posture. In that case, Pilates might be the answer you're looking for! Pilates is a great way to improve muscle strength in areas such as your core, increase flexibility to joints, help alleviate tension and stresses placed on your spine, and improve poor posture.

We hope this blog post will inspire you to give Pilates a try and who knows, you may love the results and sign up for our Pilates course!


  • 1. What is Pilates
  • 2. How can Pilates help you improve your posture?
  • 3. Benefits of Pilates: Correcting poor posture
  • 4. Why should I choose Pilates to improve my posture?
  • 5. Final Thoughts



  • What is Pilates?


    Joseph Pilates created a system of exercises to improve flexibility and strength through full-body movement. The eight principles of Pilates are:

    1. Breathing
    2. Concentration
    3. Centring
    4. Control
    5. Precision
    6. Flow/fluidity
    7. Alignment
    8. Balance.

    These principles have been shown to improve posture through lengthening and strengthening back muscles as well as core abdominal muscles. Each Pilates technique targets a different muscle to increase flexibility and strength. Once the muscles are strong and flexible, they can hold your posture in place without additional effort.

    Pilates exercises can be done in various ways, including mat work (floor exercises), reformer, chair, and wunda chair. Each variation offers unique movement patterns to address flexibility and strength. Pilates can be very effective in helping to improve posture when practised consistently.




    How Can Pilates Help You Improve Your Posture?


    A posture improvement program is based on the principles of Pilates. If you strengthen and stretch all your muscles these principles will allow your body to function optimally without pain, tension or restriction. Improving your posture can help reduce pain and stress. Allowing yourself to be aligned, balanced, and more flexible.

    This will enable you to move freely without discomfort. When you are confident in your body's ability to move in any direction without discomfort, you will be able to concentrate on tasks more effectively. Improved posture will help you physically and mentally!


    Benefits of Pilates: Correcting Poor Posture


    If you improve bad posture, you may be able to decrease and even eliminate joint and muscular pain. Correct posture will also help with breathing problems and digestive disorders, give you a leaner figure, and boost your confidence. Many people also find that they have more energy and are less stressed when their posture is good.

    When you maintain good posture, your body works more efficiently. You don't expend as much energy to stand, walk, and sit upright. Better posture also allows your lungs to expand fully when you inhale. This means that you get more oxygen into your blood and up to your brain, heart, and muscles.



    Why Should I Choose Pilates to Improve My Posture?


    Many things can contribute to poor postures such as stress, anxiety and incorrect body mechanics. One of the main reasons many people suffer from bad posture is because they are sedentary, spending most of their time sitting at a desk or lounging on the couch. Pilates works all the muscles in your body, which will result in improved muscle tone and balance. Pilates exercises improve your posture by working the muscles that hold your spine in good alignment.

    Pilates will help you become more aware of your posture throughout the day while strengthening and lengthening all your muscles and improving your balance.


    Final Thoughts


    Pilates is a unique form of exercise that can help improve posture, strength, and flexibility. It's also great for alignment and balance. This is because it focuses on building core strength, which in turn can help improve your posture and relieve tension from the spine. Pilates helps you gain more control over your movements so you're able to do everyday things like picking up objects off the ground without straining your back or neck.

    Adding 1-2 Pilates classes a week to your fitness routine would be beneficial for people who have chronic pain, poor posture as well as athletes who want to improve their performance through better alignment and stability.

    Do you teach Pilates and want to know how you can help your clients improve their posture and support their spine? Check out our Pilates CPD courses and gain new skills today!

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Twitter