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Pilates for Back/Joint Pain

How to Does Pilates Exercises for Back/Joint Pain with Ali

The Pilates exercises are frequently recommended to help prevent and decrease pain, including low back pain. They strengthen core support for the back, teach good alignment, and provide gentle stretches for tight back muscles.

If you currently have back pain, consult with your health care practitioner before undertaking any exercise program.

Points for Pilates Exercises for Back Pain: If you are new to Pilates or your back is fragile at the moment, you might be better served to work with the fundamental Pilates exercises first. Breathe! Deep breathing activates the supportive core muscles of your trunk, among many other benefits, like keeping you alive. Your abdominal and back muscles are mutually supportive. You will want to support your back by engaging, not holding your abs during these exercises. Keep your neck long and your shoulders down and away from your ears, like a giraffe.​​ Be attentive to symmetry and balance. In most cases, you will want your shoulders relaxed and your hips to be level.

Do these exercises mindfully. Go slow, be gentle and don't do anything that hurts. A good teacher will be reading your body language and will provided modifications.

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