– #pilates4life2020: #7 of 31 exercises
What’s it good for?
🌟 Do you work at a desk?
🌟 Spend a lot of time in a chair?
🌟 Work in a kitchen?
🌟 Spend hours driving?
👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽 This is one of the best exercises you can do to fix a posture that has been affected by these types of environments!
A Quick Guide to the Mini Swan
Hints and Tips
💡 Most of the hints and tips for the Swan apply here! See how Pilates concepts transfer between exercises and build on each other?
💡 Allow our arms to float up until they are roughly in line with your hips.
💡 Reach your hands towards your heels and pump towards the ceiling.
💡 You should really feel the muscles under your shoulder blades and the backs of your arms really working.
💡 Keep your palms facing the ceiling
💡 Don’t let your neck or shoulders tense.
💡 Keep your arms straight but not stiff.
💡 Breathe in slowly, but very deeply.
Joe Pilates on Mind Body Connection
💬 …To explain exercise, Joe Pilates liked to quote Schiller: ‘lt is the mind itself which builds the body’.