Top 5 Exercises for Relaxation

March 25, 2018
Louise Rigby 0 comment(s)

Although Pilates is not an easy form of exercise it can be used as a great method for relaxation!

The slow and controlled movements of Pilates in combination with breathing techniques can significantly reduce your stress levels and in turn make you feel more relaxed.

It is hugely important to look after our mental health as well as our physical fitness. Stress hormones such as cortisol are secreted from the adrenal gland to help us cope with day to day functioning through regulating blood sugar levels and the immune system. However, during times of high stress or anxiety the production of cortisol increases which can cause mood swings, depression and difficulty sleeping.Pilates for relaxation

Physiolates is a great way to control your stress levels and promote relaxation through both exercise and friendly group interaction. My top 5 stress relieving Pilates exercises are:

Pilates for relaxation

About the author

Louise Rigby

I have a qualification in a Sports Therapy (BSc) Hons degree and I’m also a Physiolates instructor. Alongside my degree I’ve attained a VTCT level 4 certificate in sports massage therapy and hold a Level 2 emergency aid and trauma management qualification. I’ve always had a keen interest in sport and exercise and have performed competitively in gymnastics, cheerleading, dancing and volleyball. I found that Pilates massively complimented my sports and gave me the edge on the other competitors! I also love how every class is different, there's such a wide repertoire of exercises, it could never get boring!


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