Spine Stretch Forward
– #pilates4life2020: #16 of 31 exercises
What’s it good for?
🌟 Sitting up without support & with a tall back (rather than collapsed).
🌟 Stretches the mid, upper and lower back as well as the back of your legs.
🌟 Core and trunk strengthening.
🌟 Shoulder mobilization.
A Quick Guide to Single Spine Stretch Forward
Joe Pilates on …
💡 Engage your abdominals to lift your pelvis off your legs: imagine someone is pressing onto the top of your head, reach up to press their hand away.
💡 Reach your legs long through your heels! And then Stretch your spine over your long legs.
💡 Keep your abdominals pulled in and imagine that same prickly cactus we rolled over in the Standing roll Downs – it’s back here again!
💡 Imagine your sit bones are two inverted mountain peaks. Sit right n the top of them without falling off the back!
💡 Focus on sitting up tall and long. If you can’t manage to sit on your sit bones, bend your knees slightly to find them.
💡 Can’t sit on your sit bones? Bend your knees slightly
Joe Pilates on the Mind / Body Connection
💬 “By reawakening thousands and thousands if otherwise dormant muscle cells, Contrology correspondingly reawakens thousands and thousands of dormant brain cells, thus activating new areas and stimulating the functioning of the mind.” – He was eighty years ahead of his time!