This has to be my favorite form of exercise. I feel so good when I do this regularly. I haven't done anything for quite a while but physical therapy. I had both hips replaced this past year . I am hoping to find my pilates DVD. My daughter misplaced it but I think now is the time to start really looking for it. If I can't find it, ti\hen it's time to get a new one. Wonderful exercise.
4/2/2013 11:09:14 PM
I've taken Pilates mat classes, and I can tell you, if you have arthritis in your lower spine, do not do Pilates. Some of the positions but a lot of weight and/or pressure at the base of the spine. I had to quit the class because I was in a lot of pain from some of the moves. Yet, I can do many other types of exercises without pain.
A few months ago, I took a yoga class. The teacher was not very good, so when she asked me if I was coming back I said, no, I already do Pilates and that'll do for now. She said, well, Pilates is new, yoga has been around for thousands of years and they're just copying it.
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