Not ready to round forward? Hold the position. Wanting to find more in your flow and challenge your practice? Add the Forward fold action to your boxing.
It is so easy for us to “drop” into a side when doing a Side to Side, a side bend. The goal in every exercise in Pilates is to maintain our two-way stretch.
The positioning and tension of the springs allows you to feel your arms connect to your back. Root down through your legs to make this work your full body.
The more you use your leg strength the easier it is to move your arms from your back. This entire series really helps you connect your arms to your back.
When you do Pulling Straps on the Arm Chair, you can focus on the arm and back connection without having to hold the legs, hips, and abs at the same time.
This one is special because like the kneeling version on the Reformer and Cadillac it takes the knees and feet out and you can connect more to your back.
Move your arms from your back, use your breath to facilitate the action and live in the springs. Learn to move with breath and maintain your strength.
Practicing Shave and Hug on the Arm Chair provides feedback. You can feel if your back is tall, your arms are connected and where you tend to “lose it.”
Feel if your spine is tall, your arms are connected and where you’re moving from. The chair also allows you to learn the coordination of the exercise.
If you are wanting to understand Horseback, Kneeling Arm Circles or even Teaser on the Reformer better, get on the Arm Chair and try out these Arm Circles.