Sheppard Method Gives You a Balance Body and a Balanced Mind

Pilates is designed to help you achieve a balanced body, and part of that process is also achieving a balanced mind. Having a harmonious connection between mind and body helps you to reach your fitness and health potential. Let’s look at some of the ways that Pilates helps you to have a balanced body and mind.

It Relieves Stress

Joseph Pilates once said, “The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm, and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors.” He’s right of course. Physical health and mental peace are essential to happiness and keeping away stress. Exercise, in general, has been proven to release endorphins, which lessens stress and anxiety, while making you feel better in general. Combine this with the mind-body connection we strive for in Pilates, and you’ll feel better in all aspects of your life.

It Teaches Focus

Concentration is one of the main principles of Pilates and achieving a balanced body. In order to properly do the movements involved with Pilates, you have to focus and breathe correctly. By connecting your body and mind, you’re able to master the movements and reap the health benefits. This focus and concentration will carry over into your everyday life, allowing you to free your mind of distractions and directly focus on what you need to focus on.

It Helps Control Your Emotions

Pilates has puts a lot of focus on mindful meditation. It’s a misconception that you don’t think or you clear your head when you meditate. It helps to visualize objectives and visualize movements, engaging your body and mind at the same time. A connection between the two creates a balance body and mind, which allows you to better understand and control your emotional reactions. This is turn helps you to have less stress, as we mentioned before, and also help you be happier and healthier.

Get a Balanced Body and Mind with Sheppard Method Pilates

When you learn Pilates through the Sheppard Method, you’ll see that we pay special attention to the concept of a balanced body and a balanced mind. We believe that you have to have this connection between mind and body in order to get the most benefits out of your Pilates sessions. Sheppard Method Pilates has programs that work for any budget and at any age level. Contact us today to learn more about the programs we have to offer. We’ll help you get the balanced body and mind you’ve always wanted.