Double Straight Leg Stretch (Ab Series 4/5) on the Wunda Chair
Double Straight Leg Stretch, often called Lower Lift on the Pilates Wunda Chair is a challenging variation for your Pilates practice. Using the ab series from the Mat on your Wunda Chair is a great way to warm up for what you will be doing on the chair. Or, even reveal what you need to do on the Wunda Chair for your practice. You may not be able to go as low as you normally do on the mat.
Work your hands into your head and head into hands as you curl up.
If coming right from Single Straight Leg Stretch lift your lower leg up to meet your leg reaching to the ceiling. Place both hands behind your head and interlace your fingers. Or hold the corners of the chair by your hips. Curl your head chest up and squeeze your straight legs straight up. Hug your heels together and point your toes. If starting from a rest lay down on the chair either the long way (easier) or the short way (harder). Curl your head and chest up and reach both legs to the ceiling and hug your heels tight together. Hands can be placed either behind your head or hold the corners of the chair.
Curling your chest up lower both legs towards the high diagonal or as low as your eye level and then reach your legs out to lift them up. Repeat and then go into Criss Cross on the chair or sit up and rest. The lower you go the harder it is to maintain the lift in your chest. Challenge yourself but focus on working in two directions.