The Secret Of Pilates And Yoga For Weight Loss


Side view of a sporty young woman holding ball in the fitness studio

Today, there are a lot of people who are still confused about the deference between a yoga and a pilates. If both exercise is being done correctly and consistently, it can be a great help in providing health benefits to a person. What is the difference between yoga and pilates? It’s time for us to find out.

Yoga is a meditative form of exercise which means that it is much quieter if you do yoga. Hatha is one of the branches of Yoga and it is more on the physical fitness while the other branches of Yoga, you need to have a teacher for a yogi to attain deep focus. Two of the famous yoga that practices deep focus is Raja and Kundalini.

Although both pilates and yoga gives importance on inhaling and exhaling, the yoga is more important since you will be taught how to breath deep so that the oxygen will reach you lower lungs. Both exercises is able to help eliminate toxins in the body where it is being expelled through breathing. If you want to lose weight, pilates is the perfect exercise for weight loss and for you since there are a lot of cardiovascular routines that follows after the breathing exercise.

Here is another ways of viewing it. Yoga on the other hand is for the inner health as it will help improve your outer health. Pilates focuses largely on the physical fitness of a person. Although both pilates and yoga helps increase health and tone muscles, pilates is really an exercise that focus on physical fitness. While yoga helps in relaxation and stretch muscles.

If you want to lose weight, it is important not to spend much time of working out using the same routine. When you focus on losing weight, it is important that you look for other workout exercises that will help you lose weight rather than sticking to the same routine everyday. Proper posture is the most important when you do your exercise.No matter what you do, you have to remember that you have to be consistent with your proper posture. You can check stores that sells DVDs on Yoga and Pilates because this will give you a better idea on what other poses that will work for you but as for me, I recommend buying illustrated books that will give you a better idea on how to do the correct pose and it flows. To learn more about pilates and yoga, you can visit

These exercises do not create miracles for you to lose weight overnight. How do you achieve positive results? Well you need to do the do a lot of exercise while incorporating in your training motivation and proper diet in order for you to succeed in losing weight using yoga and pilates.