Moving the Spine from Rounded to Arched

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Join Karen as she teaches the concept of taking the body from rounded to arched without losing the connection to your center. Throughout the Pilates method, the spine is continually being challenged to remain stable and supported while it moves through it's full range of motion. With this in mind, Karen starts on the Reformer with the Knee Stretch Series, going over some of the key components and how it relates to another important series of exercises: Down Stretch, Up Stretch, Combo. Karen then takes her student to the Large Barrel, and explains how to initiate the Swan movement correctly and what to look for when taking the body all the way into a backbend and home to the barrel again. Filmed at Vintage Pilates in West Los Angeles, CA.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Yasmin95 3 years ago

    Short, nice and clear. Thank you Karen.

  2. whitelions
    whitelions 6 years ago

    I cant wait to work with you Karen!!

    • Karen Frischmann
      Karen Frischmann 6 years ago

      I am looking forward to meeting you as well Jacqueline!

  3. Karen, you have such a wonderful style of teaching! I hope I get to meet you one day and take a class with you! That would be fabulous!

    • Karen Frischmann
      Karen Frischmann 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for the comment. If you are ever in Los Angeles please stop by the studio.

  4. Karen Frischmann
    Karen Frischmann 8 years ago

    You are welcome. Thanks for watching.

  5. Ynowak 8 years ago

    Love these breakdown classes, thank you!

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