– #pilates4life2020: #6 of 31 exercises
What’s it good for?
🌟 Everything! But mainly: inner and outer thighs, the seat & sides (… to get technical: quads, glutes and internal & external obliques as well as the quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, spinalis and the deep posterior spinal group.) phew!!!
A Quick Guide to Bananas
🌟 Are you falling forward of backwards? Squeeze your seat and pull in your abs!
🌟 Pull your bottom leg against the top one.
🌟 Keep your legs straight and point your feet – reach out your legs long – and then reach them out longer still!!!
🌟 Try not to bend forwards, not backwards in the small of your back: stay straight and long… did I say long?
Joe Pilates on … The goal of The Pilates Method:
💬 … paraphrased: “Developing a balanced body and a sound mind which allows us to get on with our daily lives with zest and ease …”
In the original:
“the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease.”