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Pilates Yoga is a combination of Pilates on the mat and Yoga stretches. Pilates on the mat exercises are perfect for toning the whole body in a healthy way. In Pilates Yoga we work to create long, lean muscles. Strength and flexibility are built in balanced way.
All Pilates Yoga participants develop great flexibility and core strength. Core strength refers to the deep muscles of the back, abdomen and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we count on for good posture, a healthy back and an efficient way of moving. Having a strong core give the back the support it needs.
Another benefit of Pilates Yoga is increased energy. By exercising the whole body as in Pilates Yoga the body improves blood circulation and breathing creating a state of health and well being that goes beyond the mat.
Mentally, Pilates Yoga is a great tool since all movements improve coordination and focus. As Joseph Pilates had said, this way of moving was about "the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. "Since movements require full attention and presence, practitioners experience the Pilates principles: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow.