Yoga originates from the Sanskrit word Yuj, or union, which refers to the union of physical, emotional and spiritual experience. The basic principle under-lying the practice of yoga is “a self fulfilled person is a healthy person, free from disease caused by stress and unhealthy living habits.”
The primary principles of Pilates include Breath, Concentration, Control, Centering, Precision and Flow. Serious students will see toning in most muscles of the body, in particular the abdominals, the arms and the legs. A consistent Pilates practice tailored to a student’s needs may also help to alleviate certain types of back pain and other ailments.