10 Feb Pregnant Cat & Opposite Arms & Leg Reach #pilates4life2020 #10 of 31
Pregnant Cat & Opposite Arm and Leg Reach
– #pilates4life2020: #10 of 31 exercises
A Quick Guide to Opposite Arm & Leg Reach
💡 If you feel tension in your neck and shoulders, check that your weight is evenly balanced between your supporting arm and leg.
💡 To really feel the connection, keep you abdominals engaged throughout.
💡 Try to reach out rather than lifting up the arm and opposite leg. If you have foam roller or dowel, can you place it (or have a friend place it0 along your spine and perform the exercise without disturbing it!
Joe Pilates: how he learned about movement…
💬 … A family physician gave him a discarded anatomy book: “I learned every page, every part of the body; I would move each part as I memorized it.”
💬 … “As a child, I would lie in the woods for hours, hiding and watching the animals move, how the mother taught the young.
💬 …To explain exercise, Joe Pilates liked to quote Schiller: ‘lt is the mind itself which builds the body’.