Frog Facing In on the Wunda Chair
There are several Frog exercises on the Pilates Wunda Chair. And Frog Facing In may not be a favorite of many Pilates lovers. It requires strength and flexibility that will not only allow you to do this and other Pilates Frog exercises, but it will also help you connect more to your center. You will learn how to connect your arms to your back, your legs to your seat, and your center to lengthen in between. Give this one a go and also make sure to try Frog Facing Out, Piano Frog, and then head over to do High Frogs on the Reformer.
Try not to lean too far forward of the chair this is cheating.
Place one top spring and one bottom spring on your chair. Put your hands on either side of your chair close to the pedal edge and then put the balls of your feet on the pedal turned out so your heels are together and your knees can spread apart on either side of the chair. Squatting down but not resting. It’s easy to sit on your heels you want to “stand” in your muscles. Lifting your spine long and connecting your shoulders on your back this will be the shape you try to maintain. You do not want the space between your heels and your seat to change.
Pressing into your chair lift yourself and the pedal up and then lower yourself back down without crashing. Repeat 3-5x. Then holding yourself at the top with your shoulders on your back press the pedal away and pull it back up 3-5x. You may wish to repeat this 2-3 sets. You should feel as if you are pressing the pedal away with your outer hips and pulling it up from your center. Try not to lean too far forward of the chair this will make it too easy.