Pilates and Yoga have many similarities, but also differences. The image below provides an overview. Right (in red) Pilates, left (in yellow) Yoga and the similarities in the middle. The picture gives a nice first impression of Pilates vs Yoga.
The difference between Yoga and Pilates
Yoga and Pilates are quite similar. Yet there are plenty of differences, which is why we list them neatly for you in this article. Yoga is over 3000 years old. The philosophy of Yoga is about meditation using, among other things, physical practice. Pilates is only 100 years old and focuses mainly on the physical aspect without the philosophical approach of Yoga. Pilates is more like a workout, while thanks to Yoga you learn to live fully and consciously. In practice, Yoga and Pilates work very well together and you can practice them both side by side depending on your needs.
Yoga at Thrive Yoga in Amsterdam
Thrive opts for authentic Yoga in which body and mind are united through meditation and movement. So there is also attention for the Yoga philosophy and meditation. The yoga classes are active and strenuous, but also deeply relaxing. Each lesson is a unique experience and accessible to all levels. The classes are built around an anatomical weekly focus and a monthly theme from yoga philosophy. At Thrive we work in small groups. As a result, there is plenty of room for personal attention, individual experiences and areas of interest.
Pilates at Thrive Yoga in Amsterdam
A Pilates class at Thrive consists of an alternating series of stabilizing and mobilizing exercises on the mat. This way you strengthen and stretch different muscle groups and you create a balanced and flexible body. In addition, we also use various aids in the lessons, such as exercise balls and therabands (elastic bands). This way you become even more aware of your body and its movement. With Pilates you actively build a stronger body without building mass. Curious about how things are going in class?
Yoga or Pilates, which is right for you?
Yoga and Pilates can coexist perfectly. They complement each other nicely and can be a nice change within your practice. Do you have no experience with Yoga or Pilates and do you want to know where to start? You can always ask for personal advice via WhatsApp or by us to call.