Teaser Facing In on the Spine Corrector

Sit facing into the Spine Corrector’s hump. It will be tempting to let your legs hang over the barrel but find your sweet spot and find your Teaser!

  • Author: Lesley Logan
  • July 12, 2019
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Teaser Facing In on the Spine Corrector - Online Pilates Classes
Teaser Facing In on the Spine Corrector - Online Pilates Classes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Spine Corrector (I love using the spine corrector - Clara Step Barrel.)
  • Reps: 3 sets of 3
  • Warning: If Teaser on the mat feels ok, then you are good to go!
  • Questions: Contact us here

Teaser Facing In on the Spine Corrector

The question, to Teaser or not to Teaser? Well, when it comes to Teaser on the Pilates Spine Corrector the answer is ‘To Teaser.’ But, this time you get to face in towards the hump of the barrel. I remember when I first learned about the Spine Corrector and the two Teasers on it I really preferred this version. I think you’ll see why when you give it a go. See, I have super long legs and having the hump of the barrel support my legs even a little bit is a lifesaver!! A welcomed treat as I practice my Teasers.

Once you feel good about holding your Teaser here begin to challenge your practice by leaving your legs in one place reaching out as you lower your upper body and then lift it back up. Repeat 2 more times. If that goes well try to lift and lower your legs three times. If one of those needs some extra love an strength repeat. But, if they went well challenge yourself to lower both halves at the same time and then fold back up and reach for your Teaser. Repeat 2 more times! Then hop off on to the mat and see what your body learned.

Reach your arms from your back and your legs from your seat.


Set yourself up by sitting in the Spine Corrector facing the hump. It will be tempting to just let your legs hang over the barrel but find your sweet spot and then find your Teaser! Reach your arms from your back and your legs from your seat. Pull your center back and your head towards the ceiling. You can stay in this position and just practice the hold. I recommend doing this especially if you are new to the Teaser. This version on the Spine Corrector is a great place to practice the hold because there is a bit of support for your legs.


Be sure to check out more of my Pilates Spine Corrector exercises. I want to help you continue your Pilates Spine Corrector training!

By Lesley Logan

Lesley Logan, NCPT, is the founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com, the first free online catalogue of Pilates exercise tutorial videos, where you can also find weekly online mat classes and workshops. When not teaching from her studio in Los Angeles, Lesley can be found traveling the world leading Pilates retreats, or offering Pilates business coaching to studio owners and other instructors through her private mastermind group. Connect with Lesley on instagram @lesley.logan or through the contact page on this site.

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