The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthen the spine, seat, and abdominal muscles.
  • Stretches the abdominal muscles and increases mobility of the neck.
  • Opens the chest and encourages good posture.
  • Reverses the effects of sitting for long periods of time.

Tips & Cues

  • Make sure the abdominals are engaged and lifted off the mat to protect the low back.
  • Rotate the neck evenly and with control.
  • Keep the legs together if at all possible.
  • Left from the chest and upper back muscles as opposed to just the neck.