Pilates can be used for a range of lifestyles and ailments. If you haven’t practised much of the exercise before, you may doubt the ability for a week long holiday to be beneficial to you. Here are a few reasons why you don’t have to be Pilates mad to enjoy a week in the sun practising stretches.
According to The Pilates Bible by Lynne Robinson, Pilates is for…
Housework and DIY
If you are a full time parent, work at home or as a carer, you may spend a lot of time doing household chores. The repetitive practice of vacuuming, cleaning and cooking can cause reaching, bending and twisting into awkward positions. This strain can result in many aches and pains. Luckily, regular Pilates practice can develop self-awareness and identify what tasks are hurting you the most – so you can learn to adapt posture and technique.
Are your weekends spent mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, potting plants or chasing down the root of those weeds? This popular pastime involves bending down and kneeling which can cause problems from the knees and hips all the way up to your neck and shoulders. Luckily, Pilates has all the answers. Develop a strong core and work on posture to reduce the gardeners strain.
Sit at a desk all day, staring at a computer and dreaming of an Italian retreat? You should consider making that a Pilates Italian retreat! The human body is not designed to sit in a chair all day. This is why many office workers often complain of lower back pain due to poor posture. The best sitting position is with you back in a smoothed ‘S’ shape rather than a stooped ‘C’ shape. This can be hard to achieve and maintain, but Pilates can help you strengthen key muscles which can help.
Casting a line and reeling in a catch can be a rewarding yet physically demanding challenge. These twisting and lifting motions put pressure on the lower spine and can cause back pain. Learning Pilates to practice in-between bites can be useful way to make your fishing days more comfortable.
You can also look at the dozens of benefits that Pilates can do for you here.