The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens and tones the side waist.
  • Stretches the spine and hamstrings.
  • Teaches lift in the upper body and provides stretch across the chest.
  • Weight of the legs is controlled by the seat and abdominal muscles.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep the waist lifting out of the hips and the chest open.
  • Keep the torso still and the head on top of the spine- don’t allow the head to drop forward.
  • Press your shoulders down- away from the ears.
  • The accent is on the up of the legs.