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Pilates or Yoga?

Unsure what the difference is? Unsure which is best for you? We have tried to explain the difference here

People confuse pilates and yoga. This is understandable. It becomes even more complex when you learn that there are different types of pilates and different types of yoga!
In general, both consider mindfulness while exercising- this may help to relax the nervous system and improve pain and discomfort.
Pilates uses the focus on exercise to channel thoughts through class- strength and flexibility with great form and technique- moving with purpose!
Yoga can sometimes be considered to have a more spiritual approach, with meditation/mindfulness being at its forefront. Some types of yoga are purely meditative.

Breathing is important in both disciplines- which is known to have great calming benefits; understanding how to breathe appropriately is an art!

Yoga often has set routines, as do some styles of pilates; pilates at NY Studio takes a more contemporary approach and tends not to have set routines- rather each class is designed to uniquely match the specific clients attending.

Pilates exercises are dynamic- no position or stretch is held- Pilates focuses on stabilising and mobilising enough during each movement to create lasting results- the idea being, to create a combined effort of strength and flexibility for the long term.
Yoga is famous for holding stretches at an end range and using the breath to allow an increase in range of joint movement.

At NY Studio we do not currently offer any Yoga classes; We offer quality pilates. We are proud to offer real value for money- bespoke movement classes which consider and reflect the current research available. We provide our clients with the skills they need to improve their own health and wellbeing.

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