Practitioners say regular Pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, Pilates can complement their training by developing whole body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury
Pilates can help with a number of common complaints including back and neck conditions (slipped discs, osteoporosis, sciatica), knee, ankle and wrist problems arising from poor posture and injuries.
Poor posture forms as a result of bad habit such as slouching at your desk and chair, which can eventually cause back ache, neck ache, headache, etc. The bad habits will result in asymmetrical muscle development, where some muscle are weaker than others. Pilates can help to strengthen those underdeveloped muscles and get rid of bad posture.
Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury.
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