health & wellness

Pilates & Yoga

Both yoga and pilates are spiritual and physical disciplines that use exercise and meditation to improve your overall health and happiness. While yoga has a 5,000 year history in Ancient India, pilates was not developed until the 1920s. Both disciplines focus on technique, breathing and alignment. However, the cornerstone of yoga is the spiritual connection you gain while flowing through the poses. Meanwhile, pilates is all about strengthening your core to improve balance and movement.

The physical body is a temple, take care of it. The mind is energy, regulate it. The soul is the projection, represent it. All knowledge is false if the soul is not experienced in the body.



Both Yoga & Pilates

Many people are incorporating yoga, pilates or both into their daily lives. Gyms are even offering yoga/pilates fusion workouts. However, you don’t need to get an expensive gym membership to give these a try. Just go to your local branch and check out the great books and DVDs that break down the moves for you.

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Book Lists

Yoga & Pilates

Yoga for Everyone : 50 Poses for Every Type of Body
Yoga for kids simple first steps in yoga and mindfulness
Llamaste & friends : being kind through yoga
Yoga Whale: simple animal poses for little ones
Yoga Bear: simple animal poses for little ones
I am the jungle : a yoga adventure
Good morning yoga : a pose-by-pose wake-up story
Hello Moon! A Yoga Moon Salutation for Bedtime
Teach your child yoga fun & easy yoga poses for happier healthier kids
Yawning Yoga
Laughter yoga : daily practices for health and happiness
Yoga for You
Yoga Where You Are
Do Your Om Thing
Mindful Pregnancy
Every body yoga let go of fear get on the mat love your body
Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion
Get Your Yoga On
Core strength workout get flat abs and a healthy back pilates yoga exercise ball
Kokoro Yoga : Maximize Your Human Potential and Develop the Spirit of a Warrior
Yoga Warriors
Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain
Close to OM Stretching Yoga From Your Mat to Your Life
Accessible Yoga Poses and Practices for Every Body
This moment is your life (and so is this one) : a fun and easy guide to mindfulness, meditation, and yoga

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