An internationally acclaimed, innovative exercise program by Louise Solomon that combines the art of Yoga with the practice of Pilates.
Yoga is focused towards centering the mind and body through exercise and dates back to 3000 B.C. It enhances strength, aerobic ability, flexibility, and mental clarity, and is the trusted exercise regime of millions across the world. Pilates is concentrated towards core strength and is a system of muscular skeletal exercises that isolate specific muscle groups, in particular the postural muscles. Yogalates combines the best of both into one exercise system.
Yogalates includes exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. These protect the spine against injury, support the internal organs and foster pelvic and spinal awareness to promote good posture. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands (which replicate the resistance training of the Pilates machines), weights, fit balls and foam rollers may also be utilised to further enhance strength and balance.
Yogalates is suitable for all ages and is a very safe and accessible method making it ideal for sufferers of back pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis and is particularly beneficial for post natal women. As an exercise modality it is excellent for developing general tone and fitness, while also encouraging a connection with self to soothe the nervous system and release stress.