Pilates was created in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) for the purpose of rehabilitation. This is an exercise system that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injury. The primary focus is on awareness of the spine, proper breathing, core strength and flexibility. The outcome of Pilates training is a balanced body which is strong and supple, flat stomach, balanced legs, and a strong back. Since the 1920s, the basic tenets that Joseph Pilates set down have been preserved, and to this day, even with some modifications, the Pilates remains true to its origins.
Hatha yoga is the most commonly practiced style of yoga in the United States today. The word hatha
is derived from the Indian words for sun (ha
) and moon (tha
), which is why this style is often referred to as the yoga of “opposite pairs.”
Hatha yoga is a low-impact exercise for the body and mind. It combines different asanas, or postures, with a deep breathing technique called pranayama to promote flexibility, balance and relaxation. With its easy-to-learn techniques and numerous health benefits, this philosophy-turned-fitness craze offers something for everyone.
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