3 Scientifically proven benefits of Pilates for our peace of mind

Pilates is more than just a workout. Any person who is been doing it for at least a couple of months knows that Pilates does not only sculpt our body but it also clears our mind and gives us energy and inner serenity. But what is so special about Pilates?

The modern world is full of distractions, stresses, and chaos. Each one of us is looking for a personal state of peace and tranquillity that would help us make sense of everything that is going on in our lives. When searching for that inner balance we generally think about popular self-improvement techniques like meditation, simplifying, affirmations etc. but we rarely consider any form of exercise as a viable tool to help us balance our lives.

Scientifically established reasons private Pilates classes in Orchard is an all-inclusive ticket to our peace of mind

The Pilates method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.

1. Pilates improves our memory and makes us smarter

Begin in our late 20s most of us start losing about 1% of the volume of our hippocampus, a portion of the brain responsible for memory and cognitive function. Our brains are literally shrinking.

2. Pilates trains our brain

If the neurons are formed but they do not connect then eventually they die without any benefit to brain health so this white matter is extremely important. Learning a new activity is an important part of brain fitness. But most of us do not have extra several hours a week to learn how to juggle or take on a new hobby.

An exercise program though can be just the right way to multitask – benefit our body and our mind at the same time. If we start to automates our workout (like running on a treadmill while watching TV, doing reps at the gym without focusing on our form or flying through the same Yoga sequence every week) we cut the benefit of our workout in half (not even mentioning that we double the risk of an injury.)

A Pilate’s instructor and researcher, learning a new movement or a new modification in a Pilate’s routine provide just the effect we are looking for by challenging the body and mind at the same time.

3. Deeper muscle activation means a better function of the nervous system

Every time we move we use several specific areas of our brain. The brain then sends an impulse through the spinal cord to muscle fibres (the process is more complicated than that and requires a bunch of words that our spell checker does not even know.)

When we learn to voluntary engage certain muscles (like deep core activation in Pilates) we fire a movement chain that might have been asleep for a long time. Did we know that our core consists of 29 muscles and not just a six-pack? Learning to use them is a cleansing rinse for our nervous system.

A healthy nervous system means better communication between our brain and other parts of our body as well as the release of stress-fighting and mood-boosting hormones. To find out more about our Pilates Studio in Orchard, Visit Pilates Core Beyond !.