A recent article in Positive Health Online by Lynne Robinson describes how Pilates helps to boost your immunity and well being.
“The rhythmic movements of a Pilates session stimulate blood flow and lymph flow. Throughout your Pilates class, as your muscles contract and release, lymph vessels are squeezed and lymph is pushed along and filtered through lymph nodes on its way back to the veins and the heart.”
It describes several exercises to Boost your Immunity and Sense of Wellbeing in detail. You’ll be familiar with many of these from class. You can read more about them in the full article or in The Pilates Bible.
- Scarf Breathing and 100 breathing
- Relaxation position
- Chin tucks and Neck rolls
- Shoulder drops The Pilates Bible
- Arm Circles
- Spine curls
- Knee circles
- Arm Openings
- Star Pilates Bible
- Rest position
- Side reach