The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Standing Twist

 

Goals & Benefits

  • Cools the body and calms the mind.
  • Squeezes the exhale from the lungs.
  • Creates balance and control.
  • Twists and lengthens the torso.

Tips & Cues

  • Exhale completely as the body twists.
  • Stretch up and touch the sky when you inhale and untwist.
  • Allow the feet to pivot easily on the mat to keep the knees safe.
  • Move with control and grace.