Pilates

Pilates exercise of the month – Spine Twist

Benefits

  • Encourages rotation in the spine.
  • Strengthens core, abdominal & pelvic floor muscles.
  • Strengthens arms and shoulders.

 

How

Start sitting up tall with your legs stretched out in front (If you find it difficult to sit up tall, sit on a cushion/block).
Arms stretched out either side.
Take a breath in to begin.
As you breathe out, slowly turn to one side.
As you breathe in, slowly return to the center.
Repeat on the other side.

 

Focus

Ensure that you’re turning at the waist, don’t just swing your arms around.
Shoulders relaxed, don’t allow them to raise up towards your ears.
Keep your bottom on the mat/cushion/block.

 

Caution

If you’re new to pilates or any other form or exercise or are injured, ill or elderly please consult your doctor before starting a new exercise regime.

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