Organ health isn’t the first thing people mention when they talk about Yoga or Pilates. It is well known that both these exercises are great for flexibility and general mood-boosting. But no one stops to look at which one is better for organ health, an important yet overlooked aspect of everyday well-being. So below I will look at these two exercises, their strengths and how good they are for organ health.
Many people take up yoga for weight loss or to improve their flexibility. And it is excellent for both of these things when combined with eating the right kinds of food for building strength. The stretching mixed with rigorous changing routine and holding the positions improves muscle strength, flexibility and will work up a sweat. On top of that, it is excellent for your mind as well. Yoga requires concentration, focus and calm. You need to be able to clear your mind and focus solely on the exercise. But how does Yoga impact organ health?
Little know but truth is that yoga is incredible for organ health and detoxing. Alongside everything mentioned so far, the mixture of heavy breathing is fantastic for your heart and lungs. You are moving blood around efficiently while also regulating your airflow and calming your body. This allows your body time to remove all the trash toxins piled up within you and fill your body with fresh energy and revitalize your internal organs.
Pilates is a solid and consistent workout. It is well designed and provides a great form of exercise and muscle development for those who practice it. But, contrasting with Yoga, Pilates is much more physical and muscle-based. Yoga focuses on controlling your breathing, meditating and stretching. Whereas Pilates will ask you to partake in exercises designed to target specific muscle groups such as legs and core.
Pilates is fantastic for building a strong body and getting a good workout. The internal benefits of exercise are consistent across the board between Yoga and Pilates, but Pilates lacks a tad on the organ health front. Since the exercises are designed to target muscle groups, there is less emphasis on controlled breathing and detoxing. While the cardio is great for your heart regardless, in this instance Yoga has the upper hand when it comes to organ detoxing and general health. That being said, Pilates is still great fun and a brilliant workout.