What is Pilates?
Pilates method was developed in the early 20’s by Joseph H. Pilates. Joseph Pilates was an athlete himself and structured his exercises inspired by martial arts, yoga and acrobatics. Today, there are undoubtedly so many benefits using his method and its followers rightly grow.
The original Pilates system (using special equipment such as the reformer, Cadillac, Barrel and Wunda Chair) exercises the entire body and aims at dynamically aligning the spine, strengthening the back and torso muscles, while improving strength and flexibility of the whole body. It is more than proven that with a powerful powerhouse the body performs best in athletic activities with minimal energy consumption and is an important tool for the prevention and effective treatment of various musculoskeletal injuries.
Pilates has great advantages in restoring motor dysfunctions as it teaches awareness of the stabilisation of hyper-kinetic parts and the mobilisation of dysfunctional or stiff sections. We train the mind to give the right commands to the body, which is quite difficult for people in pain. According to researches, mind and body reconnection significantly reduces pain levels. In exercising, it is important to focus on the needs of each body instead of using general protocols and exercises.