What's the difference between yoga and pilates? By Forum July 14, 2010 0 - Advertisement - The gym I am going to start going to has fitness classes in both pilates and yoga. What’s the general difference between the two and which one is more effective? - Advertisement - Tagsyoga Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Tumblr Mix Digg LINE Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Name* Email* Website Name* Email* Website 5 Comments Most Voted Newest Oldest Inline Feedbacks View all comments Mujer Y 10 years ago Yoga includes meditation and pilates doesnt Pilates uses special devices like the big ball. Pilates usually uses the strengh of your stomach. I have seen people who practice yoga and their body is just ok. The pilates people have better body Oh forgot to say, there are this varying of pilates YOGA-PILATES It mixes the best of both worlds but without the meditation thing. 0 Reply Matt L 10 years ago wot’s pilates? heard of yoga. that’s where you twist yourself into knots! but pilates? Like in Pontious Pilate, of the Bible? duhhhhhh uhhhhhh 0 Reply girly_girl 10 years ago yoga is for relaxing and stuff… but pilates is for exercise (working out) make muscle.. In my opinion, if u wanna have a nice body, try pilates.. its better than yoga tho.. 0 Reply Dave 10 years ago Hope this helps http://www.wailana.com/yoga/pilates/ 0 Reply eatyourtofu 10 years ago Yoga is a five-thousand year old practice that originated in India. Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates during the World War to help rehabilitate soldiers. Joseph Pilates based many of his moves from yoga. But his system focuses mainly on the core (the back and abdomen) and it is a purely physical practice. Yoga on the other hand, is an orthodox philosophy that unites the mind, body and spirit. I always encourage my students to treat their classes like “a meditation in motion”. I personally like yoga better, because it benefits me not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. 0 Reply Related Is there any religion that combines the Christian religion but the buddha practicing? Would time slow down If one were to travel the speed of light? can i be eclectic and a Hellenic pagan? Is this the definition of an atheist? How can the rose quartz stone help manifest true love? The Enlightenment is to intellectual as the ____________________ is to spiritual.?