Health Benefits of Pilates

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Our Bodies are Made to Move!


This is why therapeutic movement such as pilates has such profound health and healing benefits; the right kinds of movement can restore function and health at their root. Deep biological processes in the organs, tissues, and nervous system stem from a foundation of physical movement and activity. Therapeutic Movement practices like we offer at Ha.Lé work for a wide range of bodies, ages, and experience levels. These practices help create health, reduce stress, and improve your overall sense of wellbeing. On a physical level, they:

  • Increase circulation
  • Increase bone density
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Release tension
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve balance

Movement such as pilates provides significant mental health benefits by increasing mental clarity, reducing anxiety, and stabilizing mood. “Scientific research does support an array of impressive health benefits for Pilates. Studies suggest it may help to improve muscle endurance and flexibility, reduce chronic pain and lessen anxiety and depression,” according to a 2022 article in The New York Times.

Furthermore, we can then strengthen the mind-body connection by adding mindfulness practices and body awareness in order to boost the stress and pain management benefits. Mindful movement activates social wiring and mirror neurons in the brain. Additionally, we can increase the benefits by practicing in community.

One of the most effective ways to support your health and feel better in your body and mind is to set aside time for therapeutic movement practices like qigong, pilates and gyrotonics. Movement practices like Pilates provides many benefits such as creating a space dedicated to caring for yourself, and activates deep natural processes of health.


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