10 Reasons why Pilates helps you to become a Happy Being

10 Reasons why Pilates helps you to become a Happy Being

1. Posture – Pilates will get you standing tall, looking younger (no more

Quasimodo look) and breathing properly.

2. Pilates can help to end those shoulder problems such as Rotator Cuff

Impingement, Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Instability. Some muscles in our

upper back and shoulders get lazy others very tight. Pilates strengthens the lazy

ones and releases the tight ones. Your shoulders will love it.

3. Hip, knee, ankle, foot mobility – Pilates works with the ligaments, tendons

and muscles around these joints keeping them mobile, building strength and in

turn leading to better balance and function in these three areas. Whatever your

level of mobility and age Pilates can help here.

4. Lower Back Pain – would you like to heal an achy, stiff lower back

particularly felt in the mornings when getting out of bed? Pilates will help realign the

5 lumbar vertebra and get those postural core muscles switching on.

5. Sciatic Pain – a trapped sciatic nerve can give you lots of discomfort around

the hip, pelvis and back of upper leg at worst you will feel pain running down into

your lower leg. Specific Pilates moves will release the muscles around the lower

back, pelvis and hip allowing the sciatic nerve to run freely.

6. Pain in the neck – can’t turn your neck? Slow flowing Pilates movements can

release tight muscles and vertebrae that are out of alignment in this area.

7. Tone up! – Everyone wants to have those abs toned thats only natural and

you’ve guessed it Pilates will help.

8. Building strength to protect against the onset of Osteoporosis and

relieve the symptoms of Osteoarthritis – regular Pilates classes help keep

bones healthy. As we get older our bone density naturally reduces using for

example light weights in a Pilates class will help strengthen and prevent bones from

deteriorating further. Pilates exercises build up muscle and strengthen the joints.

9. Sprains and strains – recovering from a ligament sprain or muscle strain. At

the right time Pilates will build up strength and flexibility again in the area that’s

been injured.

10. Feeling good (mind+body in balance) – after a Pilates class focusing on

the mind, breath and body you will come away feeling good. Come try a class now

at Happy Being. Contact jane@happybeing.co.uk

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Therapists and teachers in Edinburgh offering Sports Massage, Pilates, Osteopathy, Hypnotherapy, as well as Massage, Facial Massage, and Counselling.