How Pilates Can Help your Brain
Pilates and your Brain
Although Pilates is often thought of as exercise for your physical core, there are reasons to think that this popular workouts might do some good for your mental core, as well. The art of Pilates was developed by Joesph Pilates almost a century ago, it is a fitness programmed designed to build strength and flexibility.
Although Pilates improves your physical wellness, we’ve compiled five reasons why Pilates is good for your brain;
In Pilates students are taught to notice sensations produced by each movement and to coordinate their movements and breathing. When movement, breath and attention are all in sync which creates a meditative state.
Makes you Stronger
Pilates is a form of strength training and that kind of exercise, though less studied than aerobic exercises; has been associated with positive brain changes in some research.
Improves Posture and Attitude
One goal of pilates is to improve posture by strengthening core muscles, including those in the abdomen and back, and by making students more aware of body alignment as they move through exercises and daily routines. Better posture can produce physical benefits such as less back and shoulder pain, but can also improve a powerful mental boost.
Learn New Things
If you are new to Pilates, your brain will reap the benefits of learning new patterns of movement. Anytime you are learning something new that requires sustained effort, you are changing your brain, although some devotees of classic mat based Pilates do the exact same exercises; there are over 500 moves you can learn when using equipment.
A Better Nights Sleep
It has been proven that any kind of physical activity helps with regular sleep. But Pilates may be especially good for a slumber, Pilates may engage the body and brain in ways that help clear our head noise to let us lie down and sleep.
If you are looking to reap any of the above benefits, then get in touch with ErgoTec Health today and find out how we can help Pilates benefit your life.