Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Pilates vs. Yoga

What do you like?

Most of my exercise in the past 7 years has come in the form of Jazz.ercise supplemented with weightlifting and yoga.  I’ve recently dropped weightlifting (I use heavy weight in Jazz.ercise anyway).  I do yoga mostly for flexibility and core strength, but I’ve found that it’s a total body workout like Jazz.ercise which is making it difficult to get more than 3 workouts in before every muscle in my body hurts.  I tried out a pilates studio, and I’m waffling between continuing with yoga or switching to pilates.  Pilates seems to focus a bit more on the core and alignment of the pelvis more, albeit lying down.  On the other hand a lot of yoga is standing and balances which helps strengthen the core overall.  I feel like there’s more of a danger of injuring myself in yoga  the more I push myself (pulled a hamstring in bound side angle pose last week).  Pilates, especially mat classes, is a little boring.  I can do both I suppose, but then I lose out on cardio if I’m doing three different workouts and two of them are strength-based.  

Has anyone done yoga then switched to pilates and found one to be better than the other?

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