Yoga & Pilates

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine located in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, Fountain Valley & Costa Mesa, CA

If you brush off yoga and Pilates as nothing more than a bit of stretching and deep breathing, it might be time to do a little research on the many health benefits of these time-honored practices. Many of the men and women who turn to Health Atlast for care achieve impressive results by adding yoga and Pilates into their fitness and health routine. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone at any of the five offices in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, and Fountain Valley, California.

Yoga & Pilates Q & A

What are the Benefits of Yoga and Pilates?

Yoga is an ancient meditation practice that engages both body and mind. Of the many different forms of yoga, hatha yoga is the most popular one in America. Pilates has been around since the early 20th century and uses a series of exercises to strengthen and tone the body. Practice requires concentration and focused breathing.

Yoga and Pilates use different stretches and techniques but share the same health benefits. The positive outcomes associated with both include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Enhanced posture and balance
  • Increased strength
  • Better sleep
  • Mood stabilization
  • Stress reduction
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Enhanced concentration


These are just some of the many benefits that you can get with yoga and Pilates.

Can I Benefit from Yoga and Pilates?

Many think yoga and Pilates are only for a certain segment of the population, but everyone from mothers recovering from childbirth to some of the nation’s most elite athletes are turning to yoga and Pilates to achieve the benefits mentioned above.

Virtually anyone can find value from adding yoga and Pilates into their weekly schedule. Here are just a few examples of people who can benefit:

  • Athletes hoping to improve their performance
  • Fitness enthusiasts who want to avoid injury
  • Men and women recovering from surgery
  • Overweight or obese individuals looking for a low-impact exercise routine
  • Dancers who want increased strength without bulk
  • Men and women recovering from cancer or other serious diseases
  • Those who want to reduce stress and increase balance in their lives
  • Anyone who simply wants to tone and strengthen their body


The best thing about yoga and Pilates is the ability to gain so many benefits from a series of simple exercises and stretches. Very little equipment or special preparation is required, and you can practice with a group or on your own at home.

Are Yoga and Pilates Safe for Me?

When you begin any new form of exercise, it’s important to check with your health team. That’s especially true if you’re dealing with an injury or illness.

The team at Health Atlast is proud to offer yoga and Pilates among their many treatments. Your practitioner can work with you to find the right level and schedule to get you started, and can help monitor your condition as you move forward.

Pilates and yoga can be amazing additions to your overall health and wellness plan, but it’s critical to avoid placing too much stress on your body at once. Schedule an appointment today to receive an individualized fitness plan. You can book online or by phone, so don’t delay.