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Mini Swan #pilates4life2020 #7 of 31



Mini Swan

– #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? ⁠
πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸ½Β  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
πŸ’‘ Most of the hints and tips for the Swan apply here! See how Pilates concepts transfer between exercises and build on each other?⁠
πŸ’‘ Allow our arms to float up until they are roughly in line with your hips. ⁠
πŸ’‘ Reach your hands towards your heels and pump towards the ceiling. ⁠
πŸ’‘ You should really feel the muscles under your shoulder blades and the backs of your arms really working.⁠
πŸ’‘ Keep your palms facing the ceiling
πŸ’‘ Don’t let your neck or shoulders tense.⁠
πŸ’‘ Keep your arms straight but not stiff.⁠
πŸ’‘ Breathe in slowly, but very deeply.⁠

Joe Pilates on Mind Body Connection⁠

πŸ’¬ …To explain exercise, Joe Pilates liked to quote Schiller: ‘lt is the mind itself which builds the body’.⁠


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