The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens balance and control.
  • Creates length and decompression in an inversion.
  • Lengthens the hamstrings.
  • Lengthens the neck and stimulates the organs in the throat.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep your weight on your shoulders and the head- like a tripod.
  • Keep the body still throughout the scissor switch of the legs.
  • Reach for the ceiling with the reaching leg to create length.
  • Always control the weight of the legs and you lift and lower them.