Years of competitive horse riding and bad posture at my office desk resulted in many hours (and not to mention the medical expenses) of physiotherapy. After years of physio sessions, my physio suggested that I should look into attending some Pilates classes, “This will definitely help with your bad back, “ she said. Following a little investigation, I found someone offering classes close to home and off I went.
My 3 weekly Pilates classes became the highlight of my week! Having that hour to focus on myself began to work wonders on my bad back and posture and gradually began to improve my core strength. As a side effect, I also found my stress levels dropping as well. Within 3 months, the consistent lower back pain that I used to endure, was something of the past.
So what is it about Pilates that works so well to relieve back pain?
The exercises designed by Joseph Pilates address the underlying structural imbalances in the body that lead to back pain. Issues such as lack of core support, pelvic instability, muscular imbalances, lack of body awareness and poor posture all play a part in back health.
With regular attendance, the exercises specially created to correct posture, develop core strength, improve flexibility and body awareness will most certainly help to alleviate your back pain!
I became completely passionate about Pilates and firmly believe in the benefits it has to offer.
So why not give it a try and see what it could do for you!