Welcome to Pilates HD
with Hayley Deaves
Wellness through movement & nutrition
With today's busy lifestyle we turn to convenience, miracle cures and quick fixes, when in most cases the solution is simple - eating good, wholesome food and using our bodies for what they were intended - movement!
The benefits of regular Pilates practice and good nutrition are boundless; they work harmoniously to enable the body to function optimally. By fuelling the body in the right way and understanding the mechanics of its movement, physical and emotional wellbeing can be restored.
Current recommendations advise that adults undertake 150 minutes of physical activity per week, in addition to 2 or more sessions of conditioning or strengthening exercises. Simple lifestyle changes can bring tremendous results that are both achievable and sustainable.
And so PilatesHD was born!
The Pilates method unites eastern and western philosophies to nurture the body, mind and spirit and improve overall health. Its functional and rehabilitative properties can complement sedentary habits which hold the muscles in a contracted state, as well as an active lifestyle that can embed undesirable movement patterns.
The benefits of regular Pilates practice are significant:
Restores natural posture and movement patterns to relieve pain and discomfort
Promotes uniform development to strengthen and tone the muscles
Boosts energy and supports relaxation through mindful movement and optimal breathing
Enhances mobility through improved balance, coordination and proprioception
Improves joint mobility and bone density to support active ageing
Increases awareness of the body's functionality, reducing risk of injury and making it easier to perform daily living activities
The Pilates method is founded on 6 key principles, that together promote "true health"
Harmony of breath and movement increases the value of each Pilates exercise. Full and controlled breathing nourishes and invigorates the body, reducing stress and improving circulation
Connection with the central "Powerhouse" develops core strength and establishes a strong foundation from which Pilates exercises can be optimally performed
Mindful movement throughout each exercise can prompt awareness of how the body functions enabling more efficient and functional movement patterns to be adopted
Connecting body and mind ensures conscious control of each Pilates exercise, and develops awareness of what each part of the body is contributing
Full mobilisation of the joints supports fluid and efficient movement, and improves coordination
Accurate Pilates practice encourages correct alignment and balanced development, and enables the body to unlearn negative movement patterns