Posture not only can adversely affect you in terms of causing injury and pain but it can also affect the way you feel about yourself. The majority of us work at a desk and therefore sit too much. It doesn’t matter how great your desk set up is, we are not built to sit down for long periods of time. Sitting staring at a computer causes overtly hunched shoulders; a head forward position; an increased lower back curve; and tight hips and hamstrings. Not a great combination creating joint compression. Pilates exercises can reverse that compression. After a class, people often say they feel lifted, elongated and lighter. Pilates works on your deep postural stabilising muscles, which work against gravity. That’s why you feel more upright and it’s the best method for posture.