Star on the Wunda Chair
Star on the Pilates Wunda Chair is something else. Star on the Reformer is hard enough. While doing Star on the Chair may seem like the place “learn” the star, it’s still really hard to do. You’ll definitely feel how to reach through your legs and focus on your center and not the movement, which is key when you move your Star to the Reformer. It’s not about moving it’s about connecting, reaching and breathing. When you do the Star on the Chair, you are not focusing on lifting the pedal but instead finding length and strength.
Reach into your pedal leg from your seat and your arm from your back.
With at least 1 low and 1 high spring on the Chair, maybe even 1 middle 1 high in the beginning, press the pedal down with your inside leg. Place your inside hand in the center of the chair in the back. Reach your body weight so that your shoulder is over your hand, your spine is long. Reach your tailbone long, it might even feel like you’re tucking because it’s easy to cheat and fold at your hip. Lift your top leg up in line with your hip and your top arm up to the sky.
Press down into the pedal from your seat and then your arm from your upper back. Lengthen your top arm and leg so long from your center that the pedal might lift. Maybe. If you do lift the pedal, do not let it drop down. Try to reach it down and lift it right back up 3-5x. If you don’t lift the pedal you try anyways and feel as if you did. Then switch sides and do it again. Do not be obsessed with lifting the pedal. Truly use this as a time to find the reach through all four limbs out of your center.