Pilates is s form of physical fitness exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. He names this method Contrology since it needs more concentration and control on muscles and other aspects of every movement. The Pilates gives more importance to the spine and pelvic alignment, if this is in the right line so is the whole body.
This is more beneficial for those who have lower back pain. All the movements must be in the correct way. It is not just exercising but concentrated exercise. It differs from yoga in the matter that it never lets the mediators to sit and relax, Pilates requires hard core movements.
Many movements do look similar to yogic positions. Pilates is more of a blend of aerobics and yoga. Yogic positions are attained but frequently move from one position to another with rhythmic movements but still concentrating on attaining the right position. Pilates demand leg lifts, abdominal exercises, and other mat exercises. This is a fast moving challenging exercise program that favors anyone regardless of shape, size, or fitness.
Pilates Yoga DVD is good for beginners in both yoga and Pilates. The movements are easily modified to suit anyone. The DVD has 40 minutes workout that goes back and forth from one posture to the other. The instructor gives a clear explanation to each positions and the flow of movement is intact and go in sequences. It is Pilate inspired yoga workouts and may be names Yogalates. It gives an overall shake to all the muscles and is a complete workout in itself or may be easily incorporated into the daily workouts. It increases the heartbeat and burns calories making it suitable for slimming down with stretching and strengthening. Since it’s a blend with yoga, this Pilates workout is of moderate speed making it suitable for beginners and those who are less fit. Include this into the routine workout at least 3-4 times a week and see the difference.