The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • A beautiful side bend to open the spine and chest.
  • Prepares the arm for heavier side weight bearing exercises.
  • Strengthens and lengthens the arms.
  • Teaches lift of the spine in a side bend.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep the shoulders, especially the weight bearing shoulder away from the ear.
  • Keep the chest open by making sure the upper arm doesn’t fall forward.
  • Keep the focus of the stretch up to make sure both of the spine are open.
  • Pull up tall through the center.

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