Circles with Leg Springs on the Cadillac
Circles with Leg Springs on the Pilates Cadillac or Tower is a great way to teach your legs where to move from, and strengthen the muscles that you need when you don’t have springs like in Single Leg Circles, Tree, and more. If you have a hip click teaching your body where to move from, challenging the stability of your pelvis, and working from your center is key! Use this exercise no matter your level. When you begin to advance play with Leg Springs in the Air.
Reach into the springs even as they are closing. Stand in the straps!
Laying on your back with your head towards the springs. Easiest is a hands distance from the edge of the mat with your hands on the vertical poles slightly higher than your elbows. Harder is to work your arms towards straight, hands slightly higher than your shoulders. Reaching your arms from your back. Place your feet in the loops, heels hug together toes and knees are part. Hips are down on the mat. The springs might pull your hips up, make sure you’re in control of the springs and your entire pelvis is on the mat.
Frog your legs out to the high diagonal, without lifting your hips reach your legs up as high as your tailbone remains down. Open your legs the width of the Cadillac/Tower. Reach the legs down as far as you can reach without arching your back and then hug the legs together and repeat. Then reverse directions. Notice if the heels are hugging evenly in the center. Or if one leg is going “rogue.” If your pelvis is moving back and forth slow down, reach into the springs and make your circles smaller. Go bigger as you get stronger. Try with Leg Springs in the Air as you are ready.