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The Spiritual Side to Pilates: 3 Steps to Chakra Healing

December 24, 2017

How Pilates Can Help Your Chakras!

If you’re new to the topic or practice of pilates, here’s the quick rundown of where it came from and why it’s used. Pilates was created in the 1920’s and has been used by physical therapists to help patients recover from injuries. Pilates mainly works on core strength and has a more medical background. You may be aware of the benefits of Yoga and it’s ability to work with the chakras in the body for better functioning and healthier living. But what about pilates? We can use that too!

Here are some ways Pilates can help Chakras move in harmony if we’re feeling off balance by chronic stress or past traumas:

  1. Core strength

The seven main chakras stretch from the base of the spine to the top of the head (if you’re not aware of what chakras are or where they are, that’s ok. I would recommend exploring this a bit). Pilates poses and sequences work to strengthen our core and engage movement in these areas to stir up this energy and release blockages.

  1. Alignment of the spine

When meditating, sitting, or practicing yoga or pilates, alignment is an important factor. A part of healing and balancing chakras also focuses on alignment along the spine. Pilates is just another way to mindfully align your body to increase the healing potential of the exercises.

  1. Breathwork

Effective breathwork is a major component of pilates that can be used when working on chakra balance. Breathing exercises allow for the movement and direction of energy through the body. Concentrating in this area is another sure way to use your dedicated pilates practice time to effectively assist the harmonious chakra movement.

Interested in Yoga, Pilates, healthy living, or spiritual practices? There’s no better place to explore all of this than being immersed in a Jungle Retreat in Costa Rica! Does waking up to the sun’s first morning rays high on a mountain surrounded by crisp, salty air, breezing in from the Pacific Ocean sound like a dream come true? Don’t hesitate to check out Selva Armonia’s 2018 Retreat Schedule and take much deserved time out for YOU!

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By Sarah Blanks

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