3 Mental Health Benefits of Pilates
Movement takes the edge off mental stress... and one of the best ways of taking your mind off your troubles is to focus on a physical task. A Pilates workout asks you to do both at the same time.
1) Pilates can teach you to trust yourself, which builds confidence.
Research shows that social trust is at an all time low. Learning to trust yourself is crucial to feeling able to handle what troubles you. By memorizing the exercise sequences you can challenge your coordination and kinesthetic control. Coordination exercises are brain training and build your IQ. Learning things makes you smarter, and feeling smart gives you confidence.
2) Movement and mental focus relieve stress.
Focusing on the tactical aspects of the apparatus reinforces mechanical thinking and physical competence, which helps clear your mind of mental chatter. Learning to use the breathing technique teaches you how to interpret and guide yourself when you are working out alone or in a group, doing a sport or performing, and in meeting the normal physical demands of daily life. By doing this you improve your athletic ability, as well as increase healthy detachment and emotional resilience.
3) “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body”
The Roman proverb “Mens sana in corpore sano” is a much used philosophy in physical culture. It means that exercise is an essential part of mental and psychological well-being. The truth is that it can be hard to take care of yourselves when you are stressed out. Taking care of your physical body is an outcome of feeling hopeful, but it is also a method of self-care when you are having trouble feeling great about yourself. All you have to do is make it to the studio, and our expert teachers will help you find your groove again.