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littletwinkletoesx Thu 16-Jul-15 23:14:44

I ask because I have recently started pilates.
My teacher teaches both yoga and pilates

I must add that I have MS and have limired mobility. I also suffer with vertigo, balance problems and bladder and bowel issues.

I am so keen to start yoga. My teacher thinks i need to stick with pilates for now. Work upto yoga.
Some of the class is easier than other bits.

The core strength, balance and posture improvement and the strengthening of the pelvic floor is something im really keen to work on.

Id love to find out more about the benefits of yoga.

smile

CoteDAzur Fri 17-Jul-15 08:48:19

Yes, of course. Pilates, Tai-Chi, meditation - all are welcome. When we were asking MNHQ for this topic, quite a few of us wanted Pilates included, as well.

I'm not an expert but would think that you would normally start with yoga and then work up to Pilates, rather than the other way round.

maybemyrtle Fri 17-Jul-15 20:37:36

Hope so...! Wanders in from a pilates class smile

I'm way less experienced in pilates but every week there seems to be a yoga pose with a different name and done slightly differently! Today was pigeon, can't remember what she called it though - something kneeling? Cat is 4 point kneeling I think. I do enjoy both though - they do different things, for me.

HappyMedium Sun 19-Jul-15 18:52:51

I'm another pilates fan. Been doing it for 10 months now but lessons have stopped for the summer. I miss it. Do you all do your recommended 10 mins a day at home when you don't have a class to go to? I do some occasionally at home when I feel stiff and sore or stressed out to relax.

MarvinKMooney Tue 21-Jul-15 14:49:18

I adore pilates - have been doing it for around 10 years now. I really should do it at home too but, apart from the odd curl up / curl down, it never seems to happen!blush

balletgirlmum Tue 21-Jul-15 14:52:16

My daughter does pilates for core strength & proprioception but over the summer is struggling to find a class where she feels comfortable as a 13 year old girl.

MarvinKMooney Tue 21-Jul-15 15:02:11

balletgirlmum - are there any pilates studios near you, as opposed to gyms with pilates classes? The classes are likely to be smaller and perhaps your daughter might find them more comfortable?

balletgirlmum Wed 22-Jul-15 15:16:04

No there arnt marvin. It's pretty much all council leisure centre & classes held in schools & community centres.

She's doing a summer school in a few weeks which includes some pilates sessions.

Impostersyndrome Tue 18-Aug-15 07:20:15

I'll join you. I've been doing Pilates weekly for two years now. I have a five minute routine of stretching from tabletop in bed every morning (I know, should be on the floor, but it's a hard mattress and it's the only way I'll do it again all) and walk to a local class once a week. Anyway, it's saved my back, which had seized up due to lack of movement and ageing. I'm now more flexible and pain free than I was ten years ago. I go to local classes in a studio full of thin, sporty types who would have made me run away scared when I was younger, but now I couldn't care less. I use their superior skills as a guide when I can't see the teacher.

I haven't tried it, but I don't like the thought of yoga, with its new age and spiritual connotations, but I'm probably being unfair...

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