Pilates vs The Alexander Technique - The Edinburgh Pilates Centre

Pilates vs Alexander Technique: Which is right for you?


If you’re a regular visitor to our blog, you’ll know I’ve taken the time to stress the differences between Pilates and Alexander 2 postYoga, debunk Pilates myth and explain the crucial differences between Pilates classes at a gym versus Traditional Pilates studio, so that you can make an informed decision about what best suits you.

Pilates is fantastic for improving and correcting posture problems. The Alexander Technique also helps to improve posture problems.

How can you decide between the two?

Traditional Pilates helps you to:

• create a balanced body, where all muscles work in balance, neither overworked or weakened
• build an awareness of your body movements to correct harmful habits
• build a strong core
• increase energy
• improve injury recovery
• develop flexibility

Alexander Technique teaches you:

• to change habitual movements in day to day life, correcting bad habits
• to release tension from the body
• how to improve posture

Choosing between Pilates and Alexander Technique ultimately depends on what body issues you need to ease or remedy. Injuries, limited flexibility caused by arthritis and a weak core are all matters that benefit more from Pilates practice. Whereas if you’re looking to learn how to use your body in a way that work with it, not against it, while releasing tension perhaps Alexander technique works best for you.

Thank you so much for joining me today. If you’ve got any questions about whether or not Pilates will be right for your needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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