Yogalates is a recent trend that has spread around the world, combining Yoga and Pilates in one workout!! There are many reasons why you should try Yogalates but I will focus on 5 most important reasons and hopefully by the end of this article you will be ready to try Yogalates.
Relaxation – If you lead a stressful lifestyle or just need that 30 minutes during the day to relax and not think about your daily life, then Yogalates is perfect. Yogalates takes the spirituality and breathing techniques from yoga to create postures that will leave you feeling completely at ease and relaxed.
Flexibility – With the combination of the different postures and stretches from both yoga and Pilates, this will help to improve your overall flexibility. It will however take time, but you will notice that postures you couldn’t do at the start will become second nature, with your continued increasing flexibility that will change as the progress through the different levels of postures.
Strength– Yogalates can help improve your overall body strength, as well as the strength of certain muscle. This is down to the different postures and stretches that focus on improving your strength as well as flexibility.
Total Body Toning – As Yogalates takes stretches and poses from Pilates it will help to turn different areas of your body. This includes arms, legs, abs, bum etc. As this type of exercise is easy on the body it is perfect for post-natal women to help tone up after pregnancy.
Lose Inches and Weight– Yogalates can help you lose inches by tightening, toning and firming your body. It can also help you to lose weight, however it is important to remember that Yogalates does not burn a significant amount of calories to replace cardio, it can be an additional workout to your cardio.
So if you have thought about trying Yoga but are put off by the spirituality, then Yogalates is the perfect alternative for you!