People often ask: What’s the difference between Yoga and Pilates? Which is better for me?
Simply put, yoga is a series of poses working with the breath. It is great for increasing flexibility, but also strength and balance, improving posture and for relaxation. There are many different forms of yoga, of varying intensity and difficulty. Some yoga teachers are more spiritual, others more of a physical workout.
“But I can’t even touch my toes, I can’t do yoga!” Then you should do yoga! You don’t have to be able to twist yourself like a pretzel. Physio yoga here at Ridiculously Well uses props to ensure correct alignment, so you work within your body’s limits. By doing this, your flexibility will improve without injury.
Pilates is a strengthening program focusing on core strength. Benefits also include increased flexibility, general strength and improved posture. It is great for recovering from, or preventing back and neck pain. Here at Ridiculously Well we offer matwork classes, using equipment such as balls, bands and rollers to get a whole body workout. We also offer one-on-one reformer sessions.
Both our Yoga and Pilates classes are run by our physiotherapist Sue, who has many years of experience and can modify exercises for injuries. The classes are suitable for all levels and are kept small to ensure individual attention. Class cost is $18 and you can claim on your private health under Group Physiotherapy. An initial assessment is required.
Yoga is run 6pm-7pm Tuesday nights, Pilates on Wednesday nights 6pm – 7pm and Friday mornings from 6.30am – 7.30am. Bookings are essential.