Alignment is one big reason people try Pilates. One of the most common questions I hear on a client’s second visit, goes something like this:
“I felt really great after our session. I felt taller and my posture was better. My ___________________ (fill in the blank with an achy body part like low back, shoulder, neck, foot, etc.) seems to be feeling better . . could that really have been just from that one session?”
My simple answer: YES!
The Pilates method of exercises teaches your body how to create and maintain alignment and balance in your body. The exercises not only strengthen and stretch your muscles, but they train your brain to recognize imbalances, so your body can self correct. Once you are taught how to do it, you will naturally start practicing finding your alignment and balance throughout your day. The continual practice helps to bring your body into alignment. You WILL FEEL a difference very quickly!
It’s kind of like learning to ride a bike. After you’ve done it once, your body recognizes how to do it, and continues to improve the skill of bike riding every time you ride. The more you practice riding your bike, the better you get at the skills. It becomes second nature. The same is true as you learn the skills of aligning your body and accessing your core muscles.
Like any new skill you are learning, the more consistent you are with practicing, the better you will become. We suggest incorporating Pilates into your fitness routine a minimum 2 to 3 times a week to see the maximum benefits.
Want to see how your body feels after a Pilates session? Call us to learn more about trying out Pilates at Precision Pilates & Wellness! We LOVE introducing people to Pilates!