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The Pilatesology Encyclopedia Sit Down No Hands

Sit Down No Hands


Apparatus

Mat


Level

Intermediate

 

Goals & Benefits:

· Goal is to sit with control as shown.
· Coordination, flexibility, strength, and balance.
· Research shows that being able to sit and stand up as shown is dramatically related to lifespan.

Tips & Cues:

· Avoid if you have any injuries.
· Pull your stomach in and up to control the descent.
· Bend at your ankles, knees and hips.
· Reach arms forward as your seat goes backward.
· Advanced: cross one foot over the other and keep both flat on the floor.