I know I have asked before but can someone explain the difference between Pilates and yoga? And also make a recommendation for which is better for your body? For strength and toning? Thanks 💚

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Madeleine Shaw
almost 4 years

Hello lovely, I love both! Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups, it improves flexibility, strength and balance. yoga brings together the body and mind with exercise, breathing and meditation xx

Jenny Quinn
almost 4 years

Thank you :) xx

almost 4 years

They have similarities, but Pilates tends not to include the cultural meditative aspects. It was invented by a man named Joseph Pilates for war veterans who needed rehabilitation. From a body strength and toning perspective you will get similar results but yoga is aligned with the brain and nervous system too so certain stretches stretch some of the major nerves that run from your brain to your body, and the calm, meditative element will help quieten your mind and relax you.

Sorry not a well written response but that's the difference in my mind. Perhaps Madeleine will have a better response xx