Having a consistent daily routine that you truly enjoy is one of the most powerful tools that we have for improving our overall state of wellness. When we invite in what we love into our life, it not only brings us into a state of balance, but it provides us with the fuel and passion to accomplish our wildest dreams and desires. We begin to embody that ‘I’m on a Mission’ vibe. Pretty empowering, huh?
But we get it. We live in the modern day, and finding the time and motivation to implement daily practices can be so incredibly daunting and difficult to sustain. But it doesn’t need to be complicated. And that’s what we’re here for, to help you build a formula that works just for you.
Here are a few of the benefits that we love:
- Pilates improves your posture. Just spent your day at the office? Were you hunched over your desk plugging away at emails, articles and everything you could possibly imagine? Pilates emphasizes on connecting to proper alignment. It brings awareness to the muscles that are responsible for alignment, allowing you to build strength and flexibility in those places.
- Pilates energizes, not exhausts. Often, even after the most exhausting of days, we tend to push ourselves a little too far at the gym, and as a result, sign ourselves up for potential injury and adrenal exhaustion, which sometimes takes days to recover from. At Full Circle, we draw on a more restorative approach. Don’t get us wrong, you are still getting a tough core work-out, but when we engage in physical exercise from a more gentle and slow approach, we gain greater control in our range of motion and thus lower our risk of injury. When we perform movements at a slower pace, our muscles spend more time in a contracted state, and therefore get stronger, faster.
- Pilates stabilizes our moods. Studies show that following consistent attendance of Pilates classes, participants experience significant increases in serotonin and a 34% drop in severity of depression. “Monoamines in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, have an improved transmission rate when exercising occurs. This is beneficial for those [that are] depressed because such chemicals in the brain directly affect [our] moods.”. Plus, when we give ourselves the time to connect with our breath, we are giving ourselves the gift of connecting with the present moment. You can read more this particular study on mood stabilization here.
- Pilates is versatile. The beauty of Pilates lies in its versatility. It addresses a wide spectrum of personal needs, ranging from training professional athletes and dancers, to assisting rehabilitating patients along their path of wellness. Like we said, we are here for you.
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