The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • ¬†Goal is to sit with control as shown.
  • Coordination, flexibility, strength, and balance.
  • Research shows that being able to sit and stand up as shown is dramatically related to lifespan.

Tips & Cues

  • Avoid if you have any injuries.
  • Pull your stomach in and up to control the descent.
  • Bend at your ankles, knees and hips.
  • Reach arms forward as your seat goes backward.
  • Advanced: cross one foot over the other and keep both flat on the floor.