Single Leg Tendon Stretch Side on the Wunda Chair
Single Leg Tendon Stretch Side on the Pilates Wunda Chair is a great prep for Single Leg Tendon Stretch Side on the Reformer. Ideally, you would practice it here before you would learn it on the Reformer. It’s a challenging exercise to do so give yourself time to strengthen your Tendon Stretch first. As you work on this Pilates exercise focus less on how high the pedal gets and more on how much you’re reaching your leg to the side and keeping your hip over your standing leg.
Lift the lower ribs up as you reach down through your legs.
Typically done from Tendon Stretch on the Wunda Chair. With the arches of your feet on the pedal, head down, center lifting and hands on the front of the chair simultaneously take one leg out to the side and that arm switches to the inside of that leg. Without leaning over your standing leg reach your side leg out to the side to help you keep your balance over your bottom leg.
Once you feel you’re reaching in all directions lift up through your center and down through your standing leg to lift the pedal up and lower it down. As you move the pedal keep your neck long and your gaze at your leg. After a few reps switch your hands and legs and repeat. As you become more advance and familiar with this exercise you can keep the rhythm of the pedal as you hop your side leg back to the center and switch the hands and legs. Or, you can reach your leg to the back and do Single Leg Tendon Stretch Back.