The Pilatesology Encyclopedia Leg Circles

Leg Circles





Goals & Benefits:

· Stabilizes the core while strengthening the hips.
· Encourages flexibility in the back of the legs, hips and outer leg (iliotibial band).
· Encourages length in the spine.
· Strengthens the connection of the legs to the core by engaging the seat.

Tips & Cues:

· Shoulders and head must always remain flat on the mat and neck remains long.
· Hold the upper leg steady a the end of each circle by deepening the abdominals.  Anchor the lower leg.
· Practitioner may start with smaller circles until he or she can stabilize the torso.

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