Written by Perfecting Pilates on 06-Feb-2022
Are you struggling to nod off within the first 10 minutes, and you are dependant on alcohol or medication to get a good nights sleep?
We can help at Perfecting Pilates or a class near you, Pilates can really help to transform your life.
Joining a Pilates class can help you learn about your body and what it needs through an equal balance of stretching or strength exercises.
A Qualified instructor will write a class plan which is structured to give you the perfect balance of strength and stretching to help release those tight muscles which can leave you struggling to sleep.
A class is generalised and one to one is personally tailored but if you don't do any stretching then a class maybe all you need, unless you are a chronic pain sufferer then an individual session maybe the way forward until you are ready for a class.
Pilates is amazing for Core strength, Flexibility, and releasing tight muscles. We focus on the breathing to lead our movements which allows us to eliminate stress and get a fantastic mind to muscle connection.
Pilates requires focus when executing moves which helps us to connect to our bodies allowing a greater understanding of what our bodies need. We at Perfecting Pilates connect to our Pelvic floor muscles which helps to reduce 50 percent of Back Pain and creates a strong corset to hold a better more confident posture.
Activating these muscles will eliminate Pain, and give you a more effective core. Find a class near you, or reach out to Perfecting Pilates York and i will guide you to the correct class for you.
Exercises to help are:-
How to Do the Cat/Cow Exercise
- Use a Breathing technique and inhale through your nose to prepare and exhale through your mouth while you move.
- Begin on your hands and knees in Table pose with your hands under your shoulders and your hands under your hips.
- Draw your abdominals to your spine.
- Inhale to prepare and exhale and round your spine for Cat pose and transfer to cow by taking gaze to ceiling which naturally arches your lower back.
- Flow through these two postures using the breath.