Pilates for busy people

Pregnant Cat & Opposite Arms & Leg Reach⁠ #pilates4life2020 #10 of 31

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.

 

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

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