Pilates for back pain

March 29, 2017

Pilates is an intense sports activity, highly recommended by doctors to relieve back pain. MB Studio Pilates, the Pilates studio in Geneva, explains all about this method and its benefits for back and lumbar muscles.

The benefits of Pilates for back pain

Pilates method
develops and strengthens the entire musculature. Recommended for back pain. It allows you to work deep muscles, without pain or any danger to your health. What’s more, the Pilates method acts in depth and in a targeted way on very specific areas of the body, depending on the exercise performed.

In fact, this sporting discipline is able to call upon postural muscles that are ignored by other physical activities. Yet these muscles are responsible for maintaining the spine and body stability.

Based on stretching and sheathing movements, the Pilates back pain method acts deep down on the muscles in the center of the body. It can also improve muscle and joint flexibility and correct spinal alignment, improving posture and alleviating back pain.

3 Pilates exercises for back pain

People suffering from back pain, herniated discs, sciatica or lumbago need to engage in intense physical activity, based on precise, targeted movements, to avoid endangering their health.

Discover the Pilates exercises most recommended for strengthening the back and relieving back pain, with MB Studio Pilates, the
Pilates studio in Geneva

The Hundred:

This Pilates exercise involves lying on your back, bending your legs at 90 degrees and flapping your arms, coupled with deep breathing, for better oxygenation of the body. This exercise tones the back muscles and is ideal for starting a Pilates session.

Single leg stretch :

Single leg stretch is designed to strengthen the “powerhouse” core, abdominals and back. It helps you correct your posture and refine your lower body (buttocks and legs). Lie on your back with your legs bent over your chest and place your left hand on your right knee and your right hand on your right ankle. Next, extend the left leg at 45° and lower it so that the lower back can remain completely flat on the mat. The chin should be brought towards the chest, lifting the upper back and keeping the elbows wide.

Legs Circles:

Leg Circles are designed to stabilize the spine and pelvis. This Pilates exercise is highly recommended for strengthening the back and relieving back pain.

Start by lying on your back with arms and legs straight and belly tucked in. Then bend one leg at 90 degrees and keep the other extended. Bring the bent leg towards the opposite shoulder without moving the pelvis. Breathing is important: inhale during the first half of the movement and exhale during the second.

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