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Pre-Pilates: Spinal Mobility & Strengthening – Hip Circles

Spinal Mobility & Strengthening

Pre Pilates: Hip Circles

This exercise will help improve spine health and decrease back pain. It will mobilise the hip joint as well as mobilising the spine.

Side Bends: Hip Circles

Hip Circles requires not only flexibility of the spine but also great control and a sense of precision.  So, if you have difficulty at first, cut yourself a little slack and don’t get too frustrated!  It’s a Pre-Pilates exercise that many people find difficult due to the control required.

What’s it good for?

🌟 Increasing the mobility and flexibility of the spine.
🌟 Practising control and precision of movement.



A quick “how to”…

Hip Circles

🌟 In an all fours position, place your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your pelvis
🌟 Move the hips in a large a circle as you can exploring the largest range of motion you can whilst still describing a circles.

Hints & Tips:

🌟 Imagine a tail at the end of the spine, dip the tail in paint and draw big circles or shapes on the wall behind you.


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