Big Twist Teaser on the Wunda Chair
The Big Twist Teaser on the Pilates Wunda Chair requires more coordination and strength than any Teaser out there. At least I think so. You’re taking the best of your Spine Twist, Boomerang and Teaser and flipping your Snake on the Reformer over. The amount of surface space makes this exercise challenge and slightly scary. But, when you learn how to control it from your center you will find a love for this Pilates challenge. Take this challenge like any other in Pilates and each time you do it ask yourself what other exercise in the room could you do to support this Big Twist Teaser.
Reach your arm from your back, your legs from your waist and stretch!
Place one middle spring on your Wunda Chair. Imagine there is a ‘x’ drawn on the top. You want your “inside” hip to be at the corner closest to you and furthest away from the pedal. Sit on that corner and you’ll feel your “outside” hip is hanging off the chair. However, once you get into position you will feel as if you have enough space to balance at the top. Find a “Teaser,” cross your inside ankle over the opposite leg. Hug your outer hips and inner thighs together to make your legs one. Reaching both arms up towards your legs, take your inside arm up, over and onto the pedal.
Reaching in two directions at once, initiate this move from your center. Your outside hip will flip over on top of the hip your are on. As you move your pelvis over onto the chair balancing on your hip reach your pedal arm from your back and the energy will move the pedal towards the floor as your body reaches in two directions. Be mindful not to move from your legs because that will cause you to lose your two way reach and likely feel like you will fall or lose control of your center. Pull back in your center and float back up to your Teaser. Repeat 3-5x. Avoid momentum, focus on the reach from the center.