Footwork: Heels on the Wunda Chair
Footwork Heels on the Pilates Wunda Chair is very much like its counterpart on the Reformer. And, is a great place to challenge your down reach in your Pilates practice through your heels. We actually reach through our heels in many exercises on the Mat like the Roll Up or Elephant on the Reformer. Similar to Footwork Toes and Arches the more you work the up while maintaining your reach in both the pedal and out through the crown of your head the better.
Work evenly through both heels. Especially through the inner heels.
Typically done from Footwork Arches by maintaining where your hips are on the edge of the chair and moving your from the arches of your feet to the heels while the pedal is up. Hugging your legs together unless that is not accessible then place a block or balls between your knees. Arms remain where they were for your Toes and Arches. Either behind your head, down by your side or layered on top of each other at shoulder height.
Reaching through your heels press the pedal down. Go as far as you can keep your pelvis where it is and height in your chest. Work the pedal up and repeat 5-10x. If going well try Single Leg Footwork with your foot in any position that feels like the challenge you need.