15 Feb Single Straight Leg Stretch #pilates4life2020 #15 of 31
Single Straight Leg Stretch
– #pilates4life2020: #15 of 31 exercises
🌟 If you can do the Single Leg Stretch and the Double Leg Stretch and the Single Straight Leg Stretch, then why not do them as a sequence?
🌟 Try each four, then six times and then go back and repeat them, all without stopping!
👉🏽 Abdominal muscle strength
👉🏽 Developing lumbo-pelvic stabilization
👉🏽 Increasing hamstring flexibility and hip flexor strength
A Quick Guide to Single Straight Leg Stretch
💡 Think of a hand held fan opening and closing again with a firm swishing sound.
💡 Like that fan,move your legs so quickly that they create a blur of movement.
💡 Maintain consistent trunk flexion throughout the exercise.
💡 Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed.
If this exercise is a challenge for you, substitute the Hamstring stretches until you can manage it better.
Joe Pilates on deciding which exercises are best for your body
💬 “What you least like to do, you do it twice!”
… Joseph Pilates … (according to Romana Kryzanowska)
💬 …To explain exercise, Joe Pilates liked to quote Schiller: ‘lt is the mind itself which builds the body’.