Reformer Pilates for Peace of Mind

Feb 08, 2017

The world today is filled with distractions, stresses, and chaos. We tend to look for ways that help us achieve inner peace and tranquillity, things that help us make sense of everything that is happening in our lives.

When searching for that inner serenity, a lot of people consider meditation techniques. But Reformer Pilates can be a viable tool as well to help us achieve peace of mind – what I call an active meditation.

Reformer Pilates is not just your ordinary workout. More than just sculpting your body, Reformer Pilates clears your mind and gives you energy and inner peace.

Here are some ways Reformer Pilates can give you peace of mind.

Reformer Pilates Trains Your Brain

Joseph Pilates once said, “The brain trains the body, and the body trains the brain.” Concentration is a key element in the mind-body connection. You must have the presence of mind for your body to work at its best.

Learning a new movement in Reformer Pilates has the same effect we are looking for by challenging the body and the mind at once.

The key element in connecting your mind and body is concentration. Reformer Pilates has countless exercise combinations. Your body can learn parts of a movement. But to experience the whole movement, your body must connect with your mind.

Simply put, there should be the presence of the mind for your body to work at its fullest potential. How much you pay attention and concentrate as you move will determine how effective Reformer Pilates can be.

Reformer Pilates Makes Your Nervous System Healthy

There are specific areas of your brain being used as you perform various movements. Your brain sends an impulse through your spinal cord to muscle fibres.

When you learn to voluntarily engage certain muscles, like when you activate your deep core in Pilates, you fire a movement chain that might have been asleep for a long time.

If you have a healthy nervous system, the communication between your brain and other parts of your body, as well as the release of anti-stress and mood-boosting hormones, is working great.

Reformer Pilates Calms You Down

Breathing is one of the fundamentals of Pilates. It can be used in life situations to calm your mind and get you through a stressful situation.

During the Reformer Pilates session, you’re supposed to clear your mind of any distractions. More often than not, you are visualizing an innerspring in your core while doing Pilates.

Reformer Pilates Relieves Stress and Tension

When you’re stressed, your muscles bunch up and can become sore. Reformer Pilates deeply stretches your muscles, taking away the tension, relaxing the muscles, and can even relieve the soreness. Breathing deeply while doing something on a Reformer can be calming. Even the sound of the rollers in the track can have a calming effect.

Reformer Pilates Makes You Happier

As with any exercise, Reformer Pilates increase your levels of serotonin and endorphins that make you feel good. If you enjoy your workout and stay focused, you will feel happy and calm.

Joseph Pilates even said that physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

Have you tried Reformer Pilates in Perth yet? Come give it a try in our beautiful purpose-built studio and you’ll be rewarded not only with a great physique but also peace of mind.

Book a session today by calling 92727359 or book online now!