Pilates practice will help you gain a balanced body and mind.
Nobody knows yourself better than you, right? Right. It’s important to listen to your body and know what it needs. When your stomach growls you know your body needs nourishment. When a muscles hurts you know you need to let it rest. When you’re angry you know you need to find an outlet to release those feelings. Knowing yourself, personally and physically, can lead to a better balanced body and Pilates can help.
A balanced body is one in which each part of the body works with one another to create and maintain a stable person. A balanced body is one that is mentally, emotionally, and physically stable. When we say “mental and emotional health” we are referring to one’s overall psychological well-being. These are very important factors when it comes to achieving a balanced body. It’s about the way you perceive yourself and others, how your form and maintain relationships, and how you manage your difficulties.
People who are mentally and emotionally balanced find a feeling of contentment with their environment. They have a sense of meaning and purpose in business relationships and activities, and personal ones. Mentally and emotionally balanced people are able to create a balance between work and play. Self-confidence and a high self-esteem are two traits that can accompany a mentally and emotionally mature person with a balanced body.
Mental and emotional balance are also connected with a person’s physical health. For example, a good night’s sleep is important in all aspects of your body, especially to function properly. Being well-rounded mentally and emotionally can help one you to develop a suitable nutrition plan for yourself and will help you stick to it. Also, mental and emotional balance can lead to a better exercise mindset. Sheppard Method Pilates focuses on the balanced body for all of these reasons.
Physical health is a crucial part of attaining a balanced body. You first need to find your equilibrium. Using your complete range of motions daily can help to promote a balanced body. A part of this is also learning to manage your time efficiently to keep in better communication with your body.
Stretching is a good way to begin gaining your balanced body physically. This will activate your sensors, warm up your muscles, and also help prevent injury during a workout. Keep in mind that stretching is important both before and after a workout and it can also lead to better posture and flexibility; both of which are necessary in a stable, balanced body.
Core and strength training are also important exercises needed to obtain physical balance. Core and strength training will help you gain composure in your body to reach that central balance. Learning proper posture from stretching can help you hone in on your core muscles. As you gain strength, you will be able to hold yourself steady and concentrate on keeping yourself balanced.
Listening to your body and knowing what it needs is key in having a balanced body. Working to be a better mentally, emotionally, and physically fit person is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Your pilates instructor at Sheppard Method Pilates Studio can help you achieve a balanced body which will not only come with increased health benefits, but also an improved outlook on life.