This will help to mobilise the hip joint as well as the ability of the spine to bend sideways. It also helps us with more challenging exercises.
Getting movement in the spine: stretching and strengthening both abdominals and spinals and practice combining breath with movement.
The Pelvic Circle is a wonderful Pre-Pilates exercise focussing on finding your natural spinal position and releasing tension so improving spinal mobility.
Strengthen and release tension in your spinal supporting muscles. These are often the ones that cause non specific back pain.
This exercise is great for learning to rotate (and so increase mobility) the lower back while maintaining the legs and trunk in alignment.
Increases abdominal strength and spinal articulation. Prepares us for more challenging exercises in the traditional Matwork series: the Roll Up and Roll Over.
Learn to listen to the ground with your foot to improve alignment and muscle activation up your body. This can help prevent some overuse injuries.
Increases ribcage & spinal rotation. Teaches us to coordinate breathing and movement and to sit up on our sit bones in preparation for seated exercises.