Strong Link Between Pilates and Women Wellness

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Women’s well-being is multifaceted. We have a lot to consider when it comes to taking care of our mind and body while juggling friendships, family, work (and much more) while taking care of ourselves.

For me, Pilates has been a powerful tool to stay mentally and bodily strong while raising a family, starting a business, and enduring the many storms that have happened along the way. Over the course of my 10 years of practice, I have been reminded of this over and over again (thousands of women who practice with us at Lindywell!) that Pilates is one of the few forms of exercise that can help us women accomplish all of this — often in a single workout!

Let’s take a closer look at the close connection between Pilates and women’s well-being and how it can have a positive impact on your well-being at every stage of life.

Core strength

This is one of the most well—known benefits of Pilates – and it’s worth talking about it! For women, core strength is essential to improve posture, reduce the risk of issue and improve balance and stability. It also supports overall pelvic health, which is important in all areas of women’s lives.

Pilates helps to develop strength through exercises that target the muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvic floor. These exercises, combined with slow and controlled movements, concentration and precision, engage the core muscles and help to strengthen and tone them.

Try these pelvic floor exercises to discover the power of Pilates for your heart.

Stress management

Stress is part of normal life, we all experience it in one way or another. However, when the Stress is chronic, women can see the effects on menstrual cycles, pregnancy and digestion, in addition to the typical symptoms such as headaches, anxiety and lack of concentration.

Pilates is an effective way to reduce Stress because it emphasizes the connection between mind and body. This helps to reset the nervous system and, in turn, promotes mindfulness and relaxation. Intentional breathing, which is a key principle of the Pilates method and a central element of the Lindywell approach, also reduces stress levels.

Here are some other interesting ways Pilates can reduce your Stress that you may have never thought of:

  • Release muscle tension: Pilates helps to release muscle tension and improve blood circulation, which leads to a reduction in body stress.
  • Increased endorphins: Regular Pilates training can increase the production of endorphins, which can help reduce Stress and improve Mood.
  • Sleep improvement: Pilates can also help improve the quality of sleep, which can help reduce Stress and promote overall well-being.

At Lindywell, we focus on short and effective workouts so that you can more easily prioritize daily exercise and thus reduce your Stress and feel better every day. Sign up for free with a 14-day trial or sign up and press Play on your next workout!

Health of the spine

Joseph Pilates said: “If your spine is rigid at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”Very few forms of exercise focus on the health of the spine. However, it is the key to reducing back pain, maintaining good posture and allowing body exercise throughout your life.

For pregnant women, a healthy spine is also necessary to maintain a healthy posture as the abdomen grows and the center of gravity shifts.

Rolling and stretching movements in Pilates keep the spine young, flexible and strong. One of our favorite exercises at Lindywell is rolling like a ball, which is good for your spine and fun! Try it at home to give your spine a little love and laughter.

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