The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Advanced expression of open hips and chest and strong back and seat muscles.
  • Requires full shoulder extension and strength.
  • Full stretch of front of the body.
  • Exhilarating for the nervous system.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep your weight evenly balanced between inside and outside of the foot.
  • Extend through the upper back and support through the lower back with the abs.
  • When descending, tuck the chin and land on shoulders to keep the neck safe.
  • Press evenly through the hands and feet to lift the center.

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