Pilates vs. Yoga
So you’re looking for a new activity to take on. You want to become more physically fit so you’re thinking yoga or Pilates. But, how do you choose? Is Pilates just more difficult yoga? Can I handle these workouts?
Let’s clear up this confusion to help you make the choice, yoga or Pilates.
Both of these invigorating exercises involve similar postures. Breathing is very important in both as well. And, anyone can do either! It is the goals of the two that differ.
Pilates is all about increasing the core strength. If you would like to obtain those rock hard abs, a strong lower back, or a perfectly toned bottom, Pilates might be the one for you. Clearly the focus here is all about the physical results. To condition the body, Pilates also uses mats and machinery in its workouts.
Yoga strives to create inner tranquility as well as a healthy body. This is not just a workout class you drop into once a week. Yoga is lifestyle that involves your diet, breathing, and even your relaxation. The focus here is more spiritual, unifying the body and mind. So, if you are stressed and could use some meditation with your exercise yoga may be the one you should choose.
If either of these options sound like a new activity you would like to take up, you’re in luck! Verve Wellness is the best downtown salon Pittsburgh has to offer and they have yoga, Pilates, and aerial yoga for those of you really wanting a challenge.