Sometimes, do you ever wonder why you’re getting some back ache, having breathing difficulties or can’t move easily for no particular reason? Check out your posture. You might be having poor postural habits that cause these problems. If you do, Reformer Pilates in Perth is something you should try.
Why is It Important to Have a Good Posture?
Our posture is the foundation for every movement our body does and it can determine how well our body adapts to the stresses on it. Good posture is one of the essences of feeling great and living a healthy life.
When you’re having poor postural habits, it’s not only aches and pains that you get. Your moods are also correlated with how you carry your body.
These things are important to have a good posture:
- Good muscle flexibility
- Normal joint mobility
- Strong postural muscles
- Core muscle strength
- Body awareness
How Does Reformer Pilates in Perth Help Improve Your Posture?
Reformer Pilates can help improve your spinal alignment as it works on your deep muscles on your back. With improved alignment, your muscles will strengthen to add support and stability to your spine.
Reformer Pilates also retrains your muscles while strengthening your core. As it corrects your imbalanced muscles your risk of getting injuries gets lower.
In addition, you develop awareness of proper posture during exercise. You’ll carry this awareness over to your posture when performing everyday activities.
What are the Benefits of Good Posture?
Reformer Pilates in Perth helps you achieve better posture, where great posture leads to several other benefits that improve our overall wellness from pain-free body to increased confidence. Here are some of the benefits:
Reduced Back Pain
Retraining your body to sit and stand correctly may require a bit of conscious effort and some strengthening and flexibility exercises. Improved posture helps reduce muscle tension caused by muscle imbalances from poor posture.
More Efficient Movement
When you’re in good posture, your muscles are properly aligned, which lets you move more efficiently. Your joints and muscles are balanced and properly supported. This means you can perform daily activities better.
Relieved Pressure from Compressed Vital Organs
Because good posture means your body structures are properly aligned and can work normally, your vital organs are also in their right position, relieved from compression. In turn, your body systems will work at their peak efficiency.
Poor posture can limit your blood circulation in certain areas. For example, sitting with your legs crossed can inhibit blood flow to that area, which causes extra pressure to the blood vessels. Over time, this can lead to varicose veins or spider veins.
Slouching emphasises your belly fat because it tends to protrude and make your belly look bigger. When you stand straight, the belly fat stretches out and appears flatter.
Feel More Confident
Being able have good posture makes you look taller, slimmer and more successful. Posture is often associated with power. Look at some of the world’s greatest leaders. They have great posture. Their poses not only display power, but can actually produce it.
When you slouch or hunch over, your lungs become compressed and therefore won’t allow as much air in. As a result you breathe shallower than you would otherwise. This means you have less oxygen to give to your body which could result in fatigue. When you’re at a right posture, you’re able to expand your lungs and breathe more easily.
Reformer Pilates is definitely an awesome overall body workout with a lot of benefits including better posture. It’s a workout that is definitely a must-try. If you haven’t tried it yet, then it’s time to book a session with us.
To know more about the wonders of our Reformer Pilates in Perth, call us today at 9444 8729!