Do I choose yoga or Pilates – Yoga Cuckfield
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Yoga and Pilates? In this blog we discuss the three main differences between the two to help you decide which one is right for you!
Difference No.1: Origin – Yoga Cuckfield
Yoga is much older than Pilates, it’s over 5000 years old, originating in India it has over the centuries developed into many different types and now is much better known in the Western world.
Pilates on the other hand is much younger, beginning in the mid 20th Century, Pilates originates more from a dance background, it is focused more on enhancing performance and targeting specific muscles and improving their strength
Difference No.2: Mind, Body & Spirit – Yoga Cuckfield
Both Yoga and Pilates recognise that the mind and body are connecting and they both explore the connection deeply. Yoga however delves into a third connection, the spirit. During meditation stages and also during practice, yoga is much more focused on connecting this third element into practice. Whereas Pilates is more focused on strengthening and support the body whilst also quieting the mind.
Difference No. 3: Relax or Workout – Yoga Cuckfield
Although Yoga can be a real workout, and here at Linear Health & Fitness we offer Power Yoga classes that are designed to do exactly that, often they are much more focused on relaxing, destressing and meditating. Whereas on the other hand, Pilates is much more of a workout. It focuses on aligning the spine and strengthening the core whereas Yoga focuses on all the muscles of the body.
Difference No. 3: Breathing Techniques – Yoga Cuckfield
Yoga has a wide range of breathing techniques and the practice itself is much more focused around the breath and therefore relaxing and destressing. Pilates also focuses on breath but puts less emphasis on it than yoga.
So which practice is for you? Yoga Cuckfield
If you wanted to focus on aligning your spine, toning up and strengthen your core then Pilates is the one for you! If you are more into the spiritual side of things and also working a range of muscles in the body then opt for yoga.
Linear Health & Fitness – Yoga Cuckfield
Here at Linear Health & Fitness we offer a range of yoga classes including Power Yoga, designed to make you break a sweat whilst also relaxing and destressing you.
Why Linear Health & Fitness – Yoga Cuckfield
Why choose Linear Health & Fitness? We have a range of highly qualified and experienced instructors. We also maintain small class sizes to ensure that your instructor that give you as much as attention as needed.
- 5 minutes from Cuckfield
- 5 minutes from Haywards Heath
- Classes start at 6 am
- Last class at 8pm
- Luxury dedicated yoga and Pilates studio with a range of equipment to enhance your yoga practice
- Variety of yoga techniques practiced
- Shower and changing rooms
- Free parking
- No contract
- Flexible membership
All these reasons and many more are why our members love working out at Linear Health & Fitness.
Combining Yoga with Exercise – Yoga Cuckfield
Whilst we all feel great after a boxing or indoor cycling class due to the rush of endorphins to the brain after exercise, yoga allows you to truly relax after a 45 – 60 minute session. You can destress, chill out and shut out the endless chatter in your mind, whilst you focus on your breath and holding the pose. Although it may seem strange at first to really spend a moment and listen to what is going on in your head, with regular practice, this exercise is not only good for the body and muscles but also for the mind and soul.
Yoga is great when combined with exercise at you can personalised your practice 100% to your needs and your body. Your instructor can always recommend certain poses to target specific muscles or muscle groups and they can also recommend at home stretches you can be doing to continue the work on your muscles.
What types of Yoga do we practice? Yoga Cuckfield
Power Yoga moves more quickly than regular Yoga, and as such gives more cardio output, therefore, increasing your overall fitness levels. In regular Yoga, the focus is on holding the post, but the focus in Power Yoga is on the movement.
Here at Linear Health & Fitness, we focus more on Power Yoga to deliver results from every session whilst also relaxing and destressing the mind and body.