Friday, October 27, 2006

Exercise Pilates 1 - Try this mobility exercise at home.

** Please get clearance from your exercise professional or medical pratitioner before attempting this exercise. **

Lie on your back, arms by your sides, legs bent up, hip width apart, feet flat on the floor. As you breathe out tilt your pelvis, imprinting your lower back onto the floor, and lift your hips as far as you can sucking your tummy towards your spine-into a ‘ski slope’ position. Breathe in at the top and then breathe out as you roll the spine from the chest vertebrae by vertebrae, allowing your bottom to come down last . Imagining your spine is a string of pearls you are laying down on the floor one by one.

Watch out not to push up onto the shoulders, taking the movement only up to the middle of your upper back.

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