Should I do yoga or pilates, Feldenkrais or Alexander Technique, Crossfit or weight training?
People will sometimes ask me, "what should I do," and then list two different disciplines and ask me to pick which one will be more beneficial for them. This may be comparing yoga and pilates, Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais, Physical therapy or massage, and so forth. It's an interesting position to be in, especially when I don't live in the same city as the person inquiring. Although I teach yoga and pilates, they are different though not dissimilar disciplines, and they both address similar shapes and postures in the body, and it's hard for me to say which one will "be the best." Here's the thing: all methods have value in exploring movement in the body. Methods are just different lenses of exploring the body, from the perspective of one person. (in the case of yoga, a few people). Your body doesn't know feldenkrais from Hanna somatics from a supine twist in yoga, your body knows movement. That's not to say that there isn't value in knowing a yoga sun salutation, classical pilates mat work, or other organized sequences, but your body wants the movement not the method.
I really just care that you give your body more chances for movement in your daily life. As a yoga and pilates teacher, I'd love for people to try those things, but if it's not for them, that's fine. Each method of exploring movement has value, but also has drawbacks and limitations, and at the heart of it all is finding a good teacher. There are amazing yoga teachers, and there are less amazing yoga teachers. There are deeply insightful physical therapists, and those who will give you a handout and send you to the PT assistant. As with any discipline, the teacher quality does not necessarily dictate the quality of the discipline, and so my suggestion is to find a good teacher of whatever modality you want. It may be a teacher who has practice in many disciplines or just one, but it's someone who sees and understands the body, who aspires to move better in their own body, and who is a perpetual student. Regardless of the modality, a great teacher will help you the most to understand and inhabit your body more fully.