Pilates and Yoga

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong core or centre (tones abdominals while strengthening the back), and improving coordination and balance.

Pilates’ flexible system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. No muscle group is under or over trained. It enhances core strength and brings increased reach, flexibility, sure-footedness and agility and allows you to build the deeper postural muscles to maintain good posture. Muscle strength can then be built once good movement patterns are maintained.

At WPPC we offer Pilates personal training whole body workouts. Get to know your body well and what exercise suits you best.

All our Pilates Instructors are trained under Alan Herdman, who brought Pilates to England.

 

PHYSIO LED YOGA

Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness. …   yoga has been defined as “the cessation of the modification of the mind”

Physical benefits of yoga include:
  • increased flexibility.
  • increased muscle strength and tone.
  • improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • increases immunity
  • maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • weight reduction.
  • cardio and circulatory health.
  • improved athletic performance.
  • protection from injury.

ONLINE PHYSIO LED YOGA

As a health and fitness centre, Westminster Physiotherapy and Pilates Centre is passionate about evidence based exercise guidance for all ages and abilities.

Yoga is a superb form of exercise which focuses on calming the breath and mind to improve your mental and physical fitness, joint flexibility, strength, improving the immune system and bringing about better body awareness. Learning to breathe efficiently and effectively, has never been more important than during this pandemic. The evidence for the benefits of correct breathing is overwhelming.

Do listen to this podcast if you would be interested in the science!

https://drchatterjee.com/why-changing-the-way-you-breathe-will-transform-your-body-and-mind-with-james-nestor/

This class will be taught online by Kamila Fuczko, a yoga trained chartered physiotherapist, so it is suitable for anyone with musculoskeletal conditions.

We shall be commencing our online physio led beginner yoga sessions on Wednesday 30/9/20 8-9am.

Cost £13.

Here is the link below

https://westminsterphysiotherapycentre.connect.tm3app.com/book/video_consultation/online_yoga_1/online_physioled_beginners_yoga

 

EXERCISE DISCLAIMER FOR FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE EXERCISE CLASSES.

Pilates and Yoga is for everyone. However, when online, it is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the class that they have chosen.
You acknowledge that all exercise involves a risk of personal injury and agree to take responsibility for your health and well-being in relation to our yoga classes. Obviously, if you suffer from specific injuries or disease it is best to consult with your physician first. Similarly if you are pregnant, follow the recommended practise only. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise programme.

WPPC  Pilates and yoga instructors assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while practising these techniques. We may in our sole discretion prohibit you from participating in a Pilates or yoga class; and you must comply with all of our instructions in relation to our classes.

 

 

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