Long Back Arms connects you to your back and advances your Pilates practice by opening your chest. You’ll learn to stand in your legs and strengthen your back.
Rolling Stomach Massage combines the fun of Rolling Like a Ball, the stretch of Shortspine Massage and it literally elevates your Shoulder Bridge.
Rolling In and Out will bring together and challenge what you know from Chest Expansion, Thigh Stretch, Push Through and more and make you flow it.
The combination of the Cadillac’s stable platform and you kneeling versus standing make it an excellent teaching exercise for doing Chest Expansion elsewhere.
This is a challenge for your strength and coordination as much as your connections and will help improve your Rowing on the Reformer and other exercises.
Push Through is great for teaching your body the Roll Up on the Mat, Elephant on the Reformer, Push Down on the Wunda chair and many more exercises.
This variation will force you to truly find the reach down through your lower back and legs to maintain your lift and connection to your back.
The spring tension changes throughout these exercises, teaching you how to maintain the connection to your center when you have no tension in your springs.
This version allows you to practice the movements and challenge the connection to your springs even when you lose the resistance.
Teaser is not about holding the position, it’s all about staying connected while doing the variations. The Push Through Bar helps you practice this.
The length you gain in your spine and the strength you challenge in your back will make you want to do Shoulder Roll Down every time you hit your Cadillac.
Breathing also reveals if we are ready for exercises such as Shortspine, Overhead, Roll Over, Jackknife and other exercises where we must lift our hips up.
Leg Springs are more than a leg workout. The name suggests that they are all about the legs but in fact, they truly help connect your legs to your center.
Are you ready to fly? Airplane on the Cadillac is an exercise that will allow you to feel the strength of your body and also like you are a gymnast!
It’s easy to let go of the connections you gained when you open the springs. Closing the springs is the most challenging part of the Arm Springs Series.
I feel that we often try to make our bodies “look” like the ideal Teaser instead of connecting to our own muscles and finding our own version of the Teaser