The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

The Hundred

 

Goals & Benefits

  • A breathing exercise to stimulate the heart and lungs and get blood circulating from head to toe.
  • Sets the rhythm of the workout that follows.
  • Gets the mind and body interacting while connecting the legs and arms to the powerhouse.
  • Flushes the vital organs with oxygenated blood.

 

Tips & Cues

  • Relax neck and lower the head to the mat when tense.
  • Focus stays on the abdomen- "hollow and scoop" the abs.
  • If the back is strained, knees may bend until the practitioner can control the position of the spine.
  • Arms beat rapidly to get the heart pumping.