Neck Pull Tutorial November 24, 2014 Neck Pull Tutorial Sandy Shimoda Level Advanced Observe & Learn | Quick Tips & Techniques Watch the preview Log in or subscribe now to get full access to this video. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password Is the Neck Pull your nemesis? Find out how using your back more can help you do it better. Filmed at Vintage Pilates. Share this class: Other classes you might like Goals of the Intermediate Mat Kathi Ross Nash 34:12 | Observe & Learn C-Curve as Joe Pilates Taught It Sonjé Mayo 15:54 | Observe & Learn 8 Hands On Cues Every Teacher Should Know Jay Grimes 17:17 | Observe & Learn What Others Are Saying 15 Comments Rosemarie Krausz 5 years ago Log in to reply. Hi Sandy, The part I have trouble with – without the strap for my feet – is lifting my body off the mat just after my shoulders leave the mat. This occurs at that moment when my heels (and yours) come off the mat for a moment in straining to come up. You make it up, but sometimes I get stuck – unless I use the momentum of moving quickly to get my stomach off the mat to sit up. Is there a way to do it without relying on momentum? Author Sandy Shimoda 5 years ago Log in to reply. HI Rosemarie, it is important that you don’t use momentum to roll up through that tight/weak spot because you are likely forcing into your neck and shoulders. You will also prevent yourself from building the strength in your Center – right where you need it. Since you don’t have a strap, I suggest that you roll up as high as you can, then bend your knees and put your hands on the back of your thighs to roll through that sticky spot. In time you will build the strength to get up without bending your knees. Let me know how it goes. nbbnixon 5 years ago Log in to reply. Hello Sandy, I love your gentle short workouts and soft musical voice. Could you do a 10 to 15 minute abbreviated mat to start the day with? Thanks, Nick Nixon Author Sandy Shimoda 5 years ago Log in to reply. Hi Nick, I would love to do a short workout to start the day! I will do another filming with Alisa and Jack in June and that will be on the top of my list. jackielatour 6 years ago Log in to reply. Thank you for the tutorial Sandy, and a great reminder to stretch the back!! I would love to see more from you. How about one on open leg rocker? Author Sandy Shimoda 6 years ago Log in to reply. Jackie – thanks for tuning in. I am looking for suggestions for tutorials, so thanks for the hint on Open Leg Rocker. I will tape that one the next time I see Jack and Alisa! nbbnixon 6 years ago Log in to reply. Mmm, that was a good stretch and reminder. Thank you. Nicholas Nixon Author Sandy Shimoda 6 years ago Log in to reply. Nicolas – yummy sounds are always a good sign. Enjoy! nicoletta 6 years ago Log in to reply. Thanks Sandy, sometime we forget how important is to prepare exercice. I love your Focus how To use THE hands to connect THE back and to strech THE spine. Miss our internet lessons Author Sandy Shimoda 6 years ago Log in to reply. Nico – come stai? I miss you too! So happy to connect with you through Pilatesology. joelcrosby 6 years ago Log in to reply. Thanks for those tips on a tough exercise! That one is always a challenge for me. Author Sandy Shimoda 6 years ago Log in to reply. Nico!!! What a gorgeous photo of you. Thanks for your comments, Roman star. Author Sandy Shimoda 6 years ago Log in to reply. Joel – don’t you love how this exercise gets right at your tight spots and just irons them out? Yes, it is always a challenge, but the results from doing it are quite a reward, right? Thanks for your comment. Luz Alejandra Lovern 6 years ago Log in to reply. Beautiful! I will teach to my clients here in Qatar right now! Great inspiration for my own path. Author Sandy Shimoda 6 years ago Log in to reply. Luz, you are in Qatar? Isn’t it amazing how we can reach each other across this great earth? Happy travels down your Pilates path… Leave a reply Click here to cancel the replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.