Yoga enhances your inner self by focusing on increasing strength, balance and flexibility using nostril breath to warm and relax the body. Pilates breathing is a forceful mouth exhalation and a passive nostril inhalation (a natural response to the exhalation).
Pilates trains the body from the core outward. This dynamic concept of training is consistent with the way we live and move. Everything we do, from putting away groceries, to moving furniture to shoveling snow, requires that we actively stabilize from the core in order to effectively use our extremities as we perform work and movement. In order to safely and effectively use the strength of our "movers", the arms and legs, we must strengthen the stabilizers of our core. To do so we center the body by stabilizing the pelvis and training muscles to be both movers and stabilizers. Posture is improved and the spine becomes better aligned. Muscles become balanced and fluidity and grace are achieved.
Exercises are performed on a Yoga mat, using a variety of positions, standing, seated, supine, prone, kneeling, and side lying.
INSTRUCTOR: Jane Christensen