Pilates is similar to yoga. They both are considered mind-body forms of movement, which emphasize deep breathing and smooth, long movements. The difference between the two is that Yoga requires moving from one position to the next, whereas Pilates goes through a more dynamic set of movements. The goal of Pilates is to strengthen the muscles while becoming physically fit. The goal of Yoga is to strengthen and stretch while becoming more physically, spiritually, and mentally fit.