Unlocking Wellness: The Power of Breathwork in Pilates

Unlocking Wellness: The Power of Breathwork in Pilates

Wellness requires more than physical activity and a healthy diet. Wellness requires an integrated approach to our lifestyle and fitness routine. We often ensure that we’re stretching properly and moving correctly; however, breathwork is overlooked. Breathwork is not “just breathing.” No, breathwork is a powerful tool that increases mindfulness, awareness, and emotional well-being. Pilates provides the perfect opportunity to explore breathwork while activating a more mindful approach to fitness.

Breathwork controls your breathing to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. It is considered a form of meditation that involves conscious breathing techniques to achieve a state of relaxation and mindfulness. Breathwork has numerous benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and nervousness. These positive effects can be amplified with other mindful practices, such as developing a self-love routine.

Self-love introduces us to approaching ourselves through the lens of appreciation. We learn how not to measure our value but acknowledge our worth. Breathwork is a technique that allows us to carry that message as we exhale, oxygenating every cell in our body. Breathwork asks that we stay in the present moment and channel harmony and gratitude into every ounce of our being. When we use breathwork to activate self-love, the next natural step is to seek more opportunities to practice.

Pilates emphasizes the mind-body connection, encouraging you to become more aware of your body and its movements. When combined with self-love and breathwork, Pilates can help you connect with yourself on a deeper level. By focusing on your breath and body, you can become more present in the moment and fully embrace the practice of self-love.

Introduce Pilates to your self-love and breathwork practice by starting at home with our Frame Reformer. Choose from one of our 230+ classes to set the tone of your experience and begin moving consciously through each movement. Enjoy each breath as you flood your body, disrupting stagnate energy. Add positive affirmations as your workout continues, and remain focused on each breath. Take steps today to build a more holistic wellness routine that supports a healthier and happier life.

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