Pregnant Cat & Opposite Arm and Leg Reach
– #pilates4life2020: #10 of 31 exercises
What’s it good for?
👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽 This exercise teaches us the beginnings of control of both shoulders and pelvis that is so necessary in plank type exercises – of which there are many in Pilates!
👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽 This is a great exercise for people suffering from backache as it helps to become more aware of, strengthen and stabilise the spine and pelvis.
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.