The Pilatesology Encyclopedia Roll Up

The Roll Up


Apparatus

Mat


Level

Basic

Goals & Benefits:

· Articulate the entire spine through using the powerhouse.
· Encourages flexibility of the spine and back of the legs.
· Massages the spine with your own weight.

Tips & Cues:

· May be modified for beginners or practitioners with back or neck problems by using a foot strap or by bending knees.
· With each repetition, try to stretch the entire body farther forward.
· Take care to articulate the spine carefully especially through the tightest areas .
· Try to keep a consistent pace and don’t use momentum through the tough spots.