Q&A: Whats better to practice before ballet? Yoga or Pilates? Please help me. Ty!?

Question by ♥Tamara♥: Whats better to practice before ballet? Yoga or Pilates? Please help me. Ty!?

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Answer by Mike F
Simple Yoga Therapy via Breathing

While yoga breathing exercises are invaluable in their effects, many of these do not require hours of practice. These take only a few minutes and yet keep the body and mind healthy. Following is one such series of breathing exercises that take only six minutes to complete. Follow this regularly, daily, and you can feel a clear improvement in your energy and ability to function. However, this exercise should not be performed by people suffering from cervical problems.
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3 thoughts on “Q&A: Whats better to practice before ballet? Yoga or Pilates? Please help me. Ty!?

  1. Pilates was derived from Yoga. It is basically a version of Yoga. They say that Pilates is used to keep muscles long and thin but I have seen the same results from Yoga, just look at Madonna. Yoga is based on a spiritualism, something Pilates doesn’t have. They both focus on the importance of breathing. So which one is better is really your preference. Do you need the spiritual side and the relaxation or do you just need the flexibility and the workout?

  2. I say Pilates:

    Pilates, developed in the late 1800’s by Joseph H. Pilates, is a method of total body conditioning that strengthens, stretches and heals the body though proper movement.

    By the 1940s Joe had achieved notoriety in the dance community.

    By the early 1960s, the Pilates’ could count among their clients many New York dancers. George Balanchine worked out “at Joe’s,” as he called it, and also invited Pilates to instruct his young ballerinas at the New York City Ballet. In fact, “Pilates” was becoming popular outside of New York as well.

    As the New York Herald Tribune noted in 1964, “in dance classes around the United States, hundreds of young students limber up daily with an exercise they know as a pilates,

  3. Whichever you like more. Both offer intense stretching, depending on how you practice.

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