Pilates and your posture

Pilates is all about moving efficiently. What makes Pilates so important with respect to posture is that Pilates trains us to develop and use “core strength”, rather than holding our posture with superficial musculature.

Using the deep core muscles of the abdominals, back, and pelvic floor to support our posture. This allows the shoulders to relax, the neck and head to move freely, and relieves stress on the hips, legs, and feet.

Most of us know good posture when we see it, and we are inspired by how free and strong it makes a person look, but there are so many reasons to attend to ones posture. I think it is worthwhile to take a moment to get really motivated.

Benefits of Good Posture:

      

      *      pain relief throughout the body, including back and neck pain, hip pain, leg and foot pain

     *     improves muscles function

     *     allows us to move efficiently

     *     increases range of motion

     *    takes pressure off of compressed organs

     *     improves circulation

     *    creates a trimmer appearance

     *    radiates an attitude of confidence

Good posture is taken much for granted with a younger person. As we age and have gotten wiser, we all know how important good posture is to our bodies. In future blogs, I will give you an alignment checklist so that you can work on improving your own posture.

 

April 24, 2010 · Monica Dawson · Comments Closed
Posted in: Injury Prevention