How Pilates helps you build a strong core – and why you should try it

Are you doing hundreds of crunches a day and not seeing any results? Or doing every variation of a Plank possible, to no avail? We’ve got the solution to strengthen your core: Pilates! Strengthening your core is vital to long-term spinal health, good posture, and injury prevention. Why do I need a strong core? Most importantly, a strong core prevents injuries and improves posture – in fact, most minor back pain can be alleviated through a consistent Pilates practice. It also allows you to do your favourite activities with ease, which leads to a better quality of life. Ok so,…

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Studio Etiquette For New Students

So it’s your first time going to class, and you fear you’ll feel out of place. And sure, walking into a studio class for the first time can feel intimidating, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. One way to help calm your pre-class worries is to learn a thing or two about etiquette, and the general ins and outs of a typical studio ahead of time. Glance through these tips, and then enjoy the full experience! You’ll be set to go like you’ve been practicing for years. ARRIVE EARLY Usually, arriving a good fifteen minutes before class starts…

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How Do I know If I Am Practicing Yoga Properly?

Undoubtedly yoga has many benefits and has improved the lives of many. Yoga is a way to bringing positive changes to our life – the pathway to health, happiness, and peace. Unfortunately in the West the practice of asana – the physical posture of yoga – is commonly referred to as yoga. Asana is but one aspect of the practice of yoga, you may be surprised to learn that yoga has more to do with the mind than with the body. The essential technique of yoga is to bring your mind to a state of balance—to attain control over its…

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