Short Spine for Different Bodies

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Zoë  teaches several variations on Short Spine Massage for different bodies. You’ll get tips for setting up the straps and how to know if your client is ready for the exercise (see attached list for reference). Then Zoë  shows how Romana taught the exercise to someone for the first time, and how to build more onto it as the client progresses. If you teach tight folks who can’t get into the straps easily or roll down, she shows variations that will make it easier to teach and you’ll get tips for your overly flexible people too. Visit Zoë for private lessons and teacher training in Pasadena, CA at Zoë: A Pilates Studio.    

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  1. deedee13
    deedee13 4 months ago

    wow! very informative, great video! 💕

  2. Tracy Sue Du Plessis 1 year ago

    Short and sweet but so informative. Thanks you!!

  3. catedavies 1 year ago

    Very helpful. Particularly like tip for flexible client with knees at hip height rather than to shoulder blocks. Thanks.

  4. davidjsterry 1 year ago

    Nice. I liked the soles of the feet together on descent to stretch the other hips and IT band. Thanks.

  5. Chiara1987 1 year ago

    yes ! why most people want to finish it with the legs out instead of down in the frog position? Is it because they want to come out of that deep abdominal work(stomach massage position)?

  6. Yasmin95 2 years ago

    Thank you! Very helpful indeed. I knew different variations of short spine but was never quite clear why. In this video it is explained and demonstrated so well in such a short time.

  7. Lien
    Lien 2 years ago

    Very well done, the short 10-minute observe & learns are a good method of gaining knowledge! Zoë teaches nice!

  8. Reb 2 years ago

    Great video!

    • Zoë Hagler Author
      Zoë Hagler 2 years ago

      Thank you! Hope it’s useful to you.

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