At our Mission Valley Pilates studio, we often hear about hot flashes from our clients either for themselves or someone they know. Well, guess what? Good news! A recent study at the Mayo clinic monitored deep-breathing activity as a possible factor in controlling this. 68 women were divided into 2 groups of breathers for the 9 week test:
First group:6 breaths per minute for 15 minutes once or twice a day. Second group: normal breathing of 14 breaths per minute for 10 minutes per day. Between 42% and 52% of the women experienced reduction of hot flashes! One of the 5 basic emphases in Pilates is deep breathing. That's why it is called a mind/body exercise. As your mind controls your breathing in our Pilates Reformer classes, you match your movement to your breath. So at the end of a class, you have not only strengthened your muscles, but you are stretched out and relaxed. Give us a call to discuss it, and reserve your spot in one of our small groups! 858 735 8705
Mission Valley Pilates & Fitness.