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Is Pilates or Yoga right for you? You have questions and we have answers! It is certainly hard to describe all of the wonders of Pilates and Yoga, but we tried below! Pilates and yoga share some commonalities such as both are excellent methods to strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility, reduce stress, corrective breathing, etc.  Both methods promote focus to develop the mind-body connection in support of reaching a higher level of health & wellness. However, there are some fundamental differences between Pilates and yoga that are highlighted below.

  • The Pilates Method was created by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century. He also studied martial arts and yoga.
  • Focuses on whole body movement - building core strength, elongating the spine, improving flexibility & correcting imbalances in the body
  • Produces a sculpted body & long lean muscles
  • Can be performed on the mat or on equipment
  • The Pilates Method has a unique ability to tap in and recruit the smaller stabilizing muscles (local) as well as the large global muscles using detailed instruction and client concentration
  • The benefits of  Pilates go far beyond the physical body and have been shown to significantly improve balance and posture as well as emotional well-being, concentration, and even sleep habits.  

Rehabilitative Pilates

Rehabilitative Pilates allows the highest desired level of movement that is unique to the individual patient and their environment. Dr. Asher believes that patients should not have to rely on insurance companies to dictate which treatment options are best for them but instead the treatment program should consistent of a customized plan established after a comprehensive examination and assessment and clear communication between the patient and PT to determine the most effective treatment options to address the root cause of the patients problems.

YOGA 101

  • An ancient and complex practice rooted in Indian philosophy.

  •  It began as a spiritual practice but has evolved to become popular way of developing physical and mental well-being.

  • There are several styles of yoga that each have its unique benefits

  • Incorporates static poses and dynamic movements to builds strength and increase flexibility

  • Effective for finding harmony, releasing stress, and building stamina 

  • Performed on a mat or towel and can uses small props like yoga blocs, balls, & bolsters

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