Postural Yoga and Pilates

It happened during my training courses. I was always looking for disciplines and methods for achieving the well-being of the person. Then I realized that thanks to the wisdom of our ancestors, a magnificent practice helps us excellently in our physical and even psychological problems: Yoga

The position in space, the correct physiological curves, the body that assumes different poses based on the state of mind create tension and pain for us: we discover how our posture can benefit from yoga

The reasons that can make a person approach yoga are many and not necessarily of a spiritual nature. Even the simple inability to manage stress, chronic pains, insomnia, anxiety or the simple desire to experience an exotic discipline, are all legitimate reasons. .


Less well known are the benefits that the practice offers with regard to your posture. Many positions help to correct small postural defects. This also helps to improve the perception we have of ourselves. All being an advantage of proper body positioning.

Yoga is a simple discipline, suitable for everyone. That brings with it a magnificent gift. The gifts of being able to improve ones life. In a nutshell, “yoga represents a lifestyle oriented to the well-being of body and mind, which has self-realization as its ultimate goal.”

The rhythm and intensity of the lesson depend only on you. Yoga is simply a discipline for the body, the mind and the soul that serves to make us live better. Respect your limits and never force positions.

To avoid harming yourself by practicing yoga it is essential to learn to respect your limits. When you do yoga there is only you, your body, your mind and your breath. Being good at doing yoga does not mean being good at the positions. However it means being good at listening to your body and living here and now, and this is not measurable.

The main rules of yoga

  1. Listen to your body and keep your focus in the present moment. So during your practise you have to commit to stay focused on listening to the body.
  2. Respect your limits and never force positions. Often the mind would like to go where the body can not arrive… This is where problems are born. To avoid harming yourself by practicing yoga it is essential to learn to respect your limits. If you encounter positions that cause you pain or discomfort, simply avoid making them and feel free to change them and adapt them to your needs

Remember that perfection does not exist, but since every body has a story of its own. Thus only you are able to understand what it needs. If you learn to listen to it, it will tell you if you are doing good or bad.

Importance of combining performances, yoga or pilates with mobility exercises and flexibility

Postural gymnastics, yoga and Pilates are a set of exercises aimed at restoring muscle balance. In particular, it is a series of movements, based on improving posture and controlling the body, capable of acting on areas of the body that are rigid or affected by pain. The exercises, can have both a therapy and prevention function. Above all they have the aim of re-educating the human body to perform the movements correctly and to assume the right postures in everyday life.

Pilates, dynamic and invigorating, has the purpose of shaping the body and strengthening the pelvic, abdominal and dorsal muscles, the shoulders, the pectorals, the lower and upper limbs. The technique, which combines body control, breathing and relaxation, helps to increase strength, develop elasticity and achieve greater body awareness.

Flexibility, also called joint mobility

“… is the ability of one or a set of joints to move freely throughout their range of mobility

… is the ability of a subject to move one or more joints with the maximum possible articular excursion, without any limit and without pain “.

From a fitness point of view flexibility or joint mobility is an important quality for an active person; it contributes in fact to maintaining physical well-being, a correct posture, to save gestures, improve sports performances, develop strength and prevent muscle-tendon-joint injuries.

From a performance standpoint, joint mobility is an essential component of motor performance and as such must be developed and maintained through an appropriate training program.