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Mental Health Benefits of Pilates

Mental Health Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a low-impact exercise with many physical benefits, but did you know it also improves your mental health? Here are just a few of the benefits that go beyond strengthening the body and improving flexibility.

We provide a beginner-friendly Natural Pilates Mat workout at the bottom of this article.

Increases Mindfulness

Pilates requires a lot of focus and is essential to performing each exercise with proper form, alignment, and muscle activation. This same mindfulness is beneficial in all aspects of your life —  Being in-tune with your mind and body improves your ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, increase patience, and more.

Lowers Stress & Anxiety

Pilates is a low-impact workout that flows through gentle exercises using strength and flexibility. This form of exercise provides the benefits of a traditional workout while also regulating the nervous system leading to a calmer mind and body. 

Builds Self Esteem

Your self-confidence can increase both physically and mentally through a Pilates practice. There is always room for growth in Pilates whether it be increasing overall strength, mastering an exercise, or improving flexibility and coordination. Accomplishing goals and seeing your hard work pay off is a sure fire way to boost self-esteem and build confidence.

New to Pilates?

Try it out yourself with this beginner Mat workout by Natural Pilates founder, Laura Wilson. No props are needed for this workout!

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