I’ve tried Yoga several times. I like it well enough. But I prefer Pilates. While a lot of the movements and poses are the same, Pilates is all about building a strong core, at the same time as it builds your flexibility, strength and endurance. It also puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing and improving coordination, balance and posture.
The aim of Yoga, on the other hand, is to unite the mind, the body and the spirit. It helps you become more aware. It helps you find personal harmony. It helps you relax. All the while, making you more fit and energetic.
Probably the most significant difference between the two, is that Pilates incorporates both mat work and the use of special Pilates machines. As opposed to Yoga, where your body’s own weight is used for resistance; and a lot Continue reading