Monday, November 8, 2010

pilates for a great posture

acquiring strong abs is one good reason to practice pilates. practicing it with a deeper understanding of "the method" and how it encourages proper posture and better holistic wellness, might just be the best.

joseph pilates says famously in his 'return to life through contrology' book, "a body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of meeting all the complex problems of modern living."

it's now well-known that the benefits of proper posture are many - read more about it here. with over hundreds and hundreds of exercises, the pilates method aims to create the most ideal posture for the human body.

practicing pilates will certainly yield a beautiful body; however, the ultimate benefit to a steady practice is that you will live a life with less stress, more energy and better rest. you will exceed plateaus in physical activities. you will face the world with more confidence. you will experience less daily back aches. whether you sit, stand or move around in your job, you'll be able to execute your work with more ease. what better way is there to live?