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Physical Therapy: Pilates Vs. Yoga

Cynthia Laportilla, Physical Therapist with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says there are many similarities between Pilates and yoga. "Pilates is in part based on yoga, the control, the centering, the coordinated movement, and the breath, all of that you'll find in both Pilates and yoga." She explains yoga in large part is entirely unassisted, you are usually just working with your body on a mat, sometimes that can be very challenging, and in Pilates, you have the benefit of using the different pieces of equipment that incorporates spring tension.

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