The 5 Key Elements for Pilates Mat Exercises

I absolutely love Pilates and feel it has complimented my yoga asana practice and core strength. I’ve been teaching Pilates Matt work and combining it with my yoga classes since I became a certified teacher in 2006 in the UK.



What is Pilates? Pilates is an exercise aiming to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on the core. Similarly to yoga it is performed on a mat. It is available to all ages and abilities.


Benefits of Pilates It is said regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. It helps isolate different body parts to develop a strong core, lower back, and pelvic floor.