Pilates for busy people

Open Leg Rocker #pilates4life2020 #26 of 31

Open Leg Rocker

– #pilates4life2020: #26 of 31 exercises

What’s it good for?

🌟 This exercise combines what we learned in Rolling Like a Ball and Spine Stretch Forward, but It’s difficulty is increased due to having to hold out the legs and keeping a stable spine as we rock backwards and forwards.

 

A Quick Guide to Open Leg Rocker

 

💡 In the start position, create a slight backward tilt of your pelvis to help your balance, prevent your lower back from arching as your hip flexors begin to support your legs – especially as you straighten your knees. ⁠
💡 Contract your abdominals yet further to increase this backwards tilt to initiate the backwards roll.⁠
As your body rolls back, keep your elbows open and firm to keep your legs from dropping toward your chest.⁠
💡 Keep a long line by keeping your knees straight and feet pointed. Think of reaching your legs out long into space.⁠
💡 Shoulder stability is a feature of this exercise. Keep your shoulder blades in their neutral position. Don’t allow them to rise up toward your ears.⁠

 

Joe Pilates on …


💬 Self confidence, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires, with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results of the practice of (Pilates)” — Joe Pilates (1945)⁠

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