Aquatic Yoga and Pilates

Aquatic Yoga and Pilates

Variations of both yoga and Pilates can be performed in water. These two helps in bringing coordination and balance in mind and body with help of buoyancy and resistance from water. Both are very refreshing and enjoyable exercises as you will end up in increasing flexibility, core strength and clarity of mind.


If you would like to, take these two classes, make sure you are following certified yoga or Pilate instructors.


Aquatic Yoga: Aquatic yoga is also known as water or pool yoga. Here buoyancy of water provides support, making it easier to hold certain poses and a deeper stretch.


1.       Stand in chest deep water: Position yourself in chest deep water in a pool with enough space to move freely.


2.       Adapted yoga poses: A yoga instructor will guide you through modified yoga poses suitable for the water environment. These may include standing poses, balance poses, half seated poses, and gentle flow sequences.


3.       Focus on breathing and relaxation: Aquatic yoga also emphasizes controlled breathing and relaxation techniques to promote a sense of calm and mindfulness.


Aquatic Pilates: Also known as water Pilates uses same principles as regular Pilates. It combines Pilates movements with the water’s resistance to enhance core strength, flexibility, and overall body awareness.


1.       Stand in chest deep water: Stand and position in Pilate style in chest-deep pool water.


2.       Modified Pilates exercises: Follow Pilates instructor who will lead you through modified Pilates exercises, which may include abdominal exercises, leg circles, scissor kicks, leg lifts, and standing balancing exercises.


3.       Focus on core Engagement: Like traditional Pilates, aquatic Pilates emphasizes core engagement to promote stability.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 24, 2023

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