Breathing….is not only one of the most important Pilates principles but also what keeps us alive. However we rarely think about breathing or give it much attention.
It is through breathing that we are able to de-stress and relax our muscles and body.
Pilates breathing helps supports concentration, stabilization, circulation, rhythm and release tense muscles. When we breathe effectively oxygen flows into our blood, which flows into our muscles. Through breathing in Pilates exercises you can release those tense muscles. It can also active stabilizing muscles. Exhaling deeply encourages the activation of the deep abdominal muscles. It is through three-dimensional or global breathing that allows the ribs to open laterally helping activating the abdomen.
Trying it for yourself or visit us at Studio 3 Pilates Inc. and let us help you decrease your stress one breath at a time!