Pilates equipment can provide you with amazing results, but let’s face it, most of it isn’t very home-friendly. Unless you have a lot of extra money and space, you probably won’t have access to some of the more complex pieces of equipment. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t enjoy Pilates in the comfort of your home thanks to the mat!
Today we’re going to look at some of the benefits of mat Pilates!
A great place for beginners
Performing Pilates on the mat is a great way to start your Pilates practice. It allows you to slow down and focus on the basics, including breathing. It is also easier to listen for instruction, from either your instructor or a video, when you’re on the mat. And it’s also easier to take a break, which is a good thing for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
It’s easy to buy and store a mat at your home. This makes practicing very convenient, which means you’re more likely to put in the time it takes to get benefits and improve. This can be especially important if you happen to procrastinate or struggle to commit yourself to an exercise routine.
Pilates can boost your mood and promote relaxation. When you practice at home, you’re able to take advantage of this benefit a bit more since you don’t need to get in your car and drive home. So if you’re looking for a way to unwind, mat Pilates is for you!
Improve your back health
There’s no doubt about it, Pilates can reduce back pain. Getting this benefit, however, takes consistent practice. When you have the ability to practice at home, you’re more likely to improve your back pain and maintain any improvement.
Pilates can enrich your life no matter how you practice it, on the mat or with time-honored Pilates equipment. So while Pilates equipment certainly offers you many benefits, you don’t need it in order to work on your technique. As you can see, there are many reasons to hit the mat and get to work.