The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Massages the spine.
  • Cools down the body and mind.
  • Brings the tempo of the workout down.
  • Feels good after a hard workout.

Tips & Cues

  • Balance in both the front and back positions with the feet a few inches off the mat.
  • Initiate the movement with the core- not the head.
  • The controlled clapping motion is from the hips- not the knees or feet.
  • Try to keep the curve of the spine even throughout the lower back, upper back and neck.