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what's the difference between yoga and pilates?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can yoga or Pilates help people with parkinsons?

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
Yes, Absolutely!!!!: Anything that can fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints will help a person with pd to move better & have less imbalance! a good example of an internet available stretching handout is "be active" from the apda. Yoga, pilates, pd exercise classes in your area, massage chairs, or neck massaging devices, etc. Are very good choices. Anything that loosens joints & muscles can help!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
acupuncture too.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Which is better for keeping your core fit, yoga or pilates?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Probably pilates: Pilates requires greater use of core muscles because it is more work-out based as opposed to yoga which is more meditation based.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Plenty!: Yoga and pilates have been shown to lower stress, lower blood pressure, decrease incidences of falling and incidences of injuries, and improve overall cardiovascular health. It has even been suggested to help osteoarthritis, pain syndromes, and digestion. Keep it up!

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