Physical inactivity is a common problem for city dwellers. Engage in active exercise out of many, however, are not suitable for everyone. In this case, the useful discipline of Body&mind – yoga and Pilates.
Body&mind – fitness trend, combining Western and Eastern elements of conscious relationship to the movement. The concept of body&mind (mind and body) brings together programs based on soft and reasonable impact on the human body.
It’s Pilates, yoga and stretching, which are useful to anyone who wants to look good and be in great shape regardless of age and physical fitness.
Our goal is inner harmony and a beautiful healthy body. A person practicing yoga or Pilates, learning to better understand your body. During the class, you concentrate on the respiratory rhythm, the correct exercise, realize how the impact of the movement on a particular muscle group. Such classes are useful to anyone and at any age, but they are particularly important for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle (office workers). And they will help you to solve various health problems for people with diseases of the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system, when a sharp and rapid moves are contraindicated.
In yoga all the exercises balanced. They run smoothly, train the muscles, fixing their static voltage. In addition, yoga is an excellent prevention of diseases of the spine.
One of the main causes of osteochondrosis and intervertebral hernia experts consider a sedentary lifestyle, in which the spine is curved, and the muscles forming the muscle corset atrophy. With these and many other problems copes yoga. Slow movements and postures (asanas) aimed at stretching the spine and strengthening the muscles around it that not only serves as an excellent prevention of degenerative disc disease, but also helps to cope with the initial manifestations of the disease. Yoga effectively treats chronic fatigue syndrome, because during class tense body work is alternated with complete relaxation. A useful effect is enhanced by proper breathing in yoga pays a lot of attention.
Pilates – a set of exercises developed more than 100 years ago by Joseph Pilates. To create English trainer studied yoga and watched the animals. Pilates, like yoga, strengthens back muscles, stretches the spine, corrects posture. This system is especially useful for those who are contraindicated axial load.
To perform the exercises can people with the different levels of training, from on the floor (sitting or lying), with objects (dumbbells, balls, rings), on special simulators.
Pilates restores those parts of the spine that have been overloaded during outdoor fitness activities, so trainers recommend combining this system with, for example, aerobics.
Body&mind will help you to improve your health, stay in good shape and look great.