A strong core goes a long way towards a good posture. Pilates encourages you to utilize your core muscles, and also focus on proper alignment in the body.
A good posture doesn’t just look physically appealing, it offers a safe and steady base to move through life. A good posture sets you up for greater ease and grace in daily movements, as well as supporting your body as it ages.
From helping to reduce back and neck pain, to easing tension in the body and preventing injury. A good posture is something that will carry you through life, literally!
A key focus in Pilates is maintaining good alignment and balance through all the exercises. This creates a strong back, glutes, and abs which work together to form a perfect posture.
Chances are if you know only one thing about Pilates, it is related to the core. The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor.
These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the body is supported. Having a strong, engaged and effective core not only means nice flat abs! It means a strong, relaxed and well functioning body.
Most Pilates moves require you to keep proper alignment and challenge your stability to stay balanced, which requires you to engage your midsection. The core lessons developed in a Pilates practice ideally continue beyond the Pilates studio and into the daily movements and actions of your life. Studies have shown that just 12 weeks of a Pilates routine, results in improved core strength.