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Pre-Pilates: Maintain Alignment – Standing Diagonal Press



Foundations: Maintain Alignment

Quick Intro: Standing Diagonal Press


What’s it good for? โ 

๐ŸŒŸ Practising balance and coordination.
๐ŸŒŸ Noticing oblique connections within the body in both the front and the back.



A quick “how to”…

Diagonal Press

๐ŸŒŸ Standing with your feet close together, engage your abdominals to maintain our alignment.
๐ŸŒŸ Lift up one foot from the floor, maintaining the whole of your body in alignment!
๐ŸŒŸ Reach accross with your opposite arm and press your hand into the inside of the knee.
๐ŸŒŸ It’s a two-way press, so press the knee into your hand as well as pressing your hand into your knee.
๐ŸŒŸ If you are pressing your left inside knee into your right hand (and vice versa) you should feel the left to right oblique connection across your front.
๐ŸŒŸ Press your right hand back to feel the hand right to left oblique connection across your front.

Hints & Tips:

๐ŸŒŸ Press backwards against a wall.
๐ŸŒŸ magine the connections you create as a sash that goes around your body.

Any Questions?

Ask away – I love to help!ย  Click here for the Contact Page ๐Ÿ™‚ – or leave a comment at the bottom of the post – see you there…


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