Pilates is a western fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.
Pilates build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on stabilizing the core, lengthening the body and aligning the spine.
Yoga on the other hand is a mind-body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation to achieve overall well-being.
Both methods are popular not only in the field of fitness, but also in rehabilitation. Their similar focus on the breath and mindfulness along with their differences makes them a complementary practice.