The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

The Saw

 

Goals & Benefits

  • A breathing exercise to strengthen the muscles of the respiratory system.
  • Twists and lengthens the spine.
  • Stretches the hamstring muscles.
  • Stabilizes the hips.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep the opposite hip on the mat.
  • Keep the abdominal muscles lifted off the leg to maintain C curve.
  • When the finger saws off the little toe, go farther with each pulse.
  • Make sure the twist is initiated from the waist.

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