Poll: Advice / Pilates/Yoga

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Yoga or Pilates?
By studio2007 Comments: 166, member since Wed Mar 31, 2004
On Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:43 AM

Just curious what the majority of people are into. I do both and enjoy the benefits each has to offer. Of course if you do something else, please share as it is interesting to learn new things and try them out. Best wishes!

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Yoga or Pilates?
By dancindiva4lifemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1609, member since Wed Nov 07, 2001
On Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:03 AM
I like pilates... im trying to tone my tummy!..haha

Yoga, never honestly tried. I have heard though it makes you more flexible.

re: Yoga or Pilates?
By angel89 Comments: 298, member since Thu Feb 27, 2003
On Fri Apr 29, 2005 01:59 AM
I have to admit that I am definately a Pilates girl.

Love Angel
Which one is Better: Yoga or Pilates?
By pixiedust25 Comments: 9, member since Mon May 23, 2005
On Tue May 24, 2005 11:22 PM
Which one is better? Yoga or Pilates. Or should you just do both, or will one or the other be okay? I prefer Yoga, but I just wanted to know.
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By Triskitmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 5126, member since Mon Jul 22, 2002
On Wed May 25, 2005 11:05 AM
I do both, I'm more of a yogi though, but it's not just an exercise program to me...it's a way of life. I use pilates simply as a supplement to my other activities, it's fun and more effective then crunches.
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By DansinFaLife Comments: 34, member since Mon May 16, 2005
On Sat May 28, 2005 10:46 PM
I like both, but I prefer pilates. I'll usually do a little bit before i dance to loosen me up. I save yoga for before i go to bed or when I need to wake up in the morning. I feel like i see the results i want faster with pilates.
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By Yaeli Comments: 786, member since Sun Oct 07, 2001
On Wed Jun 01, 2005 02:56 AM
I never really tried Yoga, but I'm not into this whole spirituality, so I'm afraid I wouldn't like it (although I do want to try that, as I'll start to instruct pilates, and I wanna know the background...).

I'm just totally addicted to Pilates, and I honestly think it's the perfect workout for almost anyone, and especially for dancers!!! :)

re: Yoga or Pilates?
By AmberBallerina Comments: 800, member since Mon Apr 04, 2005
On Wed Jun 01, 2005 08:09 AM
Edited by AmberBallerina (127511) on 2005-06-01 08:08:57 spelling x
I did pilates after a very bad back injury...and it made it worse! It has totally put me off it unfortunately.
I now do a yoga DVD and it's great.
x Amber x
Yoga !
By Mysticknot Comments: 4, member since Thu Jun 02, 2005
On Sun Jun 05, 2005 04:30 PM
I do yoga and I teach yoga too. I have also done Pilates but I have to say that Pilates borrowed alot from Yoga. I have found yoga has done much more for my body than Pilates ever will. You should give it a try - yoga always stays challenging - especially if you do ashtanga yoga. Your abs will be sooooo good !
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By Greenish Comments: 44, member since Sat Jun 04, 2005
On Fri Jun 10, 2005 06:05 PM
I like Yoga because it challenges my body but it is also relaxing. It's a time, for me, to just let my worries go...
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By dancing_diva_83member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 213, member since Fri Jun 18, 2004
On Sun Jun 12, 2005 08:15 AM
I like to do Yoga as a way of relaxing and I use mainly use Pilates when it comes to toning and strengthening.
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By kersa Comments: 505, member since Fri Jan 23, 2004
On Sun Jun 12, 2005 02:14 PM
I'm starting yoga next week. I'm really hoping it will help with flexibility and strength. I also have back and neck issues (too much computers :) and perhaps yoga is the answer.

I would love to try pilates too.
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By ClaireBear03 Comments: 11, member since Tue Jun 14, 2005
On Thu Jun 16, 2005 06:43 PM
I prefer pilates though I have never tried yoga. I think pilates helpsto find mussels and learn how to use them. It also teaches you to dance from the inside out. It is also fun!
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By JazzDan Comments: 4, member since Mon Sep 29, 2003
On Tue Jun 28, 2005 04:19 PM
I have only tried Pilates once, and that was at a gym that isn't specialized in Pilates, so perhaps I'm not the best judge, but I just thought it was plain boring (hope no one feels offended - it's just my humble opinion). I guess I'm just more of an ashtanga kind of guy.
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By noachkamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2116, member since Mon Jun 20, 2005
On Fri Jul 01, 2005 06:14 PM
well, my mom did pilates and she wants to do it agian, and im going with her because she thinks it will help with ballet, so that is why im doing it, and my uncle does yoga, and it looks cool, but I never have tried it..i did pilates once :D
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By Garnette Comments: 114, member since Thu Dec 23, 2004
On Sat Jul 02, 2005 06:30 AM
I think both are good, but I find the exercises in yoga much more challenging.
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By CBTballerinaNHL Comments: 439, member since Wed Feb 23, 2005
On Sun Jul 03, 2005 07:21 PM
yoga is my life outside of ballet..lol...so i chose yoga!
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By catytheballerinamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 651, member since Mon Sep 06, 2004
On Sat Jul 09, 2005 08:56 AM
I love pilates!
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By Pasdekatmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6900, member since Sat Dec 29, 2001
On Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:33 PM
It depends on my mood really. Today I like yoga better, but some day this week I will definitely be in more of a pilates mood!
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By lulu_doll Comments: 1115, member since Sun Sep 02, 2001
On Wed Jul 13, 2005 05:25 AM
I do both ... my health club membership includes both so I may as well do them :)
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By TwirlQueen Comments: 581, member since Mon Feb 23, 2004
On Fri Jul 15, 2005 09:11 PM
I love pilates and I really feel a difference when I'm done.
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By PlainJane Comments: 167, member since Sat Jun 25, 2005
On Sat Jul 16, 2005 05:05 PM
For me personally I've found that yoga helps my balence, but doesn't do much else for me. Pilates makes me stronger and more flexible. Both are helpful in their own ways.
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By PlaidSkirt11member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2520, member since Wed Dec 29, 2004
On Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:49 PM
I love yoga it is so relaxing. I am always super sore after i do pilates

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By pasdechat78 Comments: 167, member since Thu Dec 09, 2004
On Tue Jul 19, 2005 01:36 PM
I've never done pilates but have startted yoga this year (iyengar yoga). It absolutely changed me! I have had a period where i took class once a week but practised myself every day: after years of neck and back pains they were gone! I have even included some of the stretches (downward facing dog! I love it!) in my ballet classes and feel that they actualy go well together.
I haven't been keeping it up lately (holidays) and feel the stiffness in my body, I must start again soon, it's hard to start and keep it up (not loving that downward facing dog that much at this point)but once you do you are convinced you can't live without it!
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By lacey_lou Comments: 146, member since Wed Jul 13, 2005
On Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:46 AM
I have taken both pilates and yoga. The yoga that I took was at a local place. I take pilates at the community college in my town, they have a pilates for dancers class that I find really helpful. For enjoyment purposes I prefer yoga, but for the benefits I would have to go with pilates. I found that the places that I really wanted to strengthen and strech were really worked better in pilates. I might have been in the wrong type of yoga class to get the benefits that I wanted, but that is my opinion.
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