A 60-DAY PROGRAM
TO STRENGTHEN AND TRANSFORM OUR BODIES
FROM THE INSIDE OUT
60 DAYS CORE CHALLENGE
Let’s build our core with YOGA & PILATES
Inspiring news for all those who love Yoga and Pilates! Recently we had the chance to host Samantha Wood, Physical Therapist and Pilates educator from BASI Pilates in California. We had the chance to learn a great deal of detailed and scientifically proven information about the importance of Pilates Exercise in Rehabilitation of injuries and pathologies. Here is the latest news:
Many different medical studies in the US show that
Pilates is effective in dealing with chronic pain
from accidents, injuries, and postural problems.
NYSY ‘S OFFER FOR THE SUMMER ΙS:
A 60-DAY PROGRAM TO STRENGTHEN AND TRANSFORM OUR BODIES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
This is a challenge NYSY Studios invites you to try for the next two months!! Within the next two months, 60 days, we invite you to try a method already tested by many people in different countries of the world and the main purpose is to prove that the correct and repetitive exercise can alter our body and our mood.
Through yoga, Pilates and body treatments with our well trained our teachers and therapists, our target for the next two months will be the muscle strength and endurance in the centre of our body, burning fat and improving our physical and psychological state.
Try it by following our programs at least 3 times a week and get ready for a renewal of yourself with a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body (Νους Υγιής εν Σώματι Υγιεί ) – NYSY!!
Examples: one study showed that people with non-specific low back pain who followed a Pilates regime twice a week for 2 months, had drastic results with pain and posture. The study group that did not follow Pilates did not experience the same drastic improvement. Also, the Pilates group had tried other forms of rehab before, like Physical Therapy and other forms of exercise, but those were not as effective in treating their problem. The conclusion of the article was:
Another study showed that when injuries occur the body heals with time, BUT, if all the muscles are not balanced and rehabilitated properly (as with good Pilates training) there is a high probability that the injury will happen again down the line. People who followed a regular Pilates routine, actually recovered fully and did not re-injure themselves.
Naime Jezzeny, who led a similar Yoga Therapeutics program in January at NYSY shared similar evidence with us. Naime’s message was that our muscular system needs strengthening as much as it needs flexibility, if not more. A body that is supported by strong and balanced muscular system has less tendency to experience injury. And when an accident does happen, as with Naime’s favorite athlete, the Skier Lindsey Vonn, her body was so strong through regular core strengthening that she was able to go through surgery on her spine, and get back to her exercise training right away.
Yiannis Ntatis, our favorite GREEK lecturer and Physical Therapist at NYSY, also emphasizes in our trainings just how important proper exercise is. Through careful and responsible exercise such as Yoga and Pilates, all the joints in the body are supported and improved both in terms of range of motion and strength.
And our favorite embodied anatomy expert, Apostolia Papadamaki, has shown us how knowing our body structure contributes to a greater practice, body awareness, and balance.
All these experts are telling us that if we want to take care of our bodies so that we look good, feel good, and also empower our bodies to be free of pain and injury in the future it makes sense for us to PRACTICE DILLIGENTLY, starting with strengthening our core.
At NYSY we value this education deeply and we want to help you
GET STRONGER — BUILD A STRONG CORE.
And here we have to clarify something. As Samantha, Naime, Yiannis, and Apostolia keep explaining to us:
CORE MUSCLES are all the muscles that support the base of our spine.
So by core we mean:
- Transverse Abdominals
- Spinal Erectors
- Pelvic Floor
- Hip Flexors
- Scapular Stabilizers
- Spine Stabilizers
How do we exercise all these muscles?
Through regular, balanced, well designed YOGA AND PILATES EXERCISE!
* Rydeard et al. Pilates-based therapeutic exercise: effect on subjects with nonspecific chronic low back pain and functional disability: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2006 Jul; 36(7):472-484.