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Pilates & Yoga

Pilates & Yoga

Yoga and Pilates are often mentioned together, although they are different forms of exercise. Pilates improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Yoga brings the body and mind together through exercise, breathing and meditation. Both of them help to build muscular strength and endurance.

Whichever type of exercise you prefer, make sure you are equipped to enjoy your sessions to the max with the right comfortable, stretch exercise clothes, as well as a range of Pilates and yoga mats and other useful accessories from Anaconda.

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What’s the difference between Pilates and yoga?

Pilates and Yoga have lots of similarities since both involve lots of mat work with activities that offer similar benefits like stress relief, flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Both also have set poses that can sometimes overlap.

Pilates moves and poses are practised on the ground and focused on strengthening the core while counting reps and sets. Pilates also makes use of machines for many of its moves. Strengthening the core also makes the rest of the body stronger and more flexible.

Conversely, in yoga, you’re upright for most of the time with complex poses that train the flexibility of a broader range of muscle groups. Instead of counting reps and sets, yoga focuses more on endurance. Yoga also has a large spiritual component.

What type of yoga and Pilates gear does Anaconda offer?

Anaconda has everything you need to get started with either Pilates or yoga, whether you want to practise at home or attend an actual class.

Check out our selection of Beginners Kits that contain all the essential equipment you’ll need to get started with either Pilates or yoga from the comfort of your home. Each kit comes with an instructional DVD to help guide you through the basic moves and poses for each discipline.

Anaconda has a selection of different yoga mats which can also be used for Pilates. We also sell a variety of basic Pilates equipment that come with their own separate instructional DVDs, as well as yoga blocks, and yoga straps.

We also have stylish yoga pants, tights, tank tops, sports bras and hoodies that will breathe and move with you freely even during intense flexibility exercises and poses. These yoga and Pilates apparel use moisture wicking fabrics that will keep you cool and dry throughout an entire session.

Do I need to attend a class to practise Pilates and yoga?

Both Pilates and yoga can be done safely at home with some guidance. They are both low impact activities that can be done progressively. So you won’t have to worry about accidental injuries as long as you moderate your progression.

Anaconda’s Pilates equipment all come with instructional DVDs that will guide you through a full session. We have kits that replicate movements performed with large Pilates machines like the Reformer using only resistance bands. So you can practise anytime and anywhere.

For yoga beginners, Anaconda’s yoga straps and yoga blocks provide additional support for more strenuous poses so you can slowly build up your flexibility and strength until your comfort level and confidence increases.

What other Health and Fitness equipment does Anaconda offer?

Anaconda has a wide selection of fitness equipment so you can work out and try different exercises from the comfort of your own home. You can setup your personal home gym with dumbbells, bicycle trainers, exercise balls, punching bags, jump ropes and pull up bars, just to name a few.

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