The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens and tones the arms, seat, and legs.
  • Stretches the achilles tendon.
  • Creates stability and control in the whole body.
  • Lengthens the body from the crown of the head to toes.

Tips & Cues

  • The back of the body should be in a straight line from head to heels.
  • Neck stays long and the belly stays scooped to the spine.
  • The body should remain motionless while the body is stretched back and forward.
  • The leg should remain long and the hips stable as the leg lifts.