Pilates for busy people

Mini Swan #pilates4life2020 #7 of 31

Mini Swan

โ€“ #pilates4life2020: #7 of 31 exercises

What’s it good for? โ 

๐ŸŒŸ Do you work at a desk? โ 
๐ŸŒŸ Spend a lot of time in a chair? โ 
๐ŸŒŸ Work in a kitchen? โ 
๐ŸŒŸ Spend hours driving? โ 
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝย  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 Tipsโ 
๐Ÿ’ก Most of the hints and tips for the Swan apply here! See how Pilates concepts transfer between exercises and build on each other?โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Allow our arms to float up until they are roughly in line with your hips. โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Reach your hands towards your heels and pump towards the ceiling. โ 
๐Ÿ’ก You should really feel the muscles under your shoulder blades and the backs of your arms really working.โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Keep your palms facing the ceiling
๐Ÿ’ก Donโ€™t let your neck or shoulders tense.โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Keep your arms straight but not stiff.โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Breathe in slowly, but very deeply.โ 
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Joe Pilates on Mind Body Connectionโ 

 

๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€ฆTo explain exercise, Joe Pilates liked to quote Schiller: ‘lt is the mind itself which builds the body’.โ 
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