Heel slide and rib cage closure

Heel slide and rib cage closure

Going back to basics with heel slide and rib cage closure using the ball and weights. It’s all about the ribs and it might look easy but it isn’t! Try keeping your ribs down spine and pelvis still and stable, connected through the centre.

Why do leg circles?

Leg circles

Like most Pilates moves, the leg circles exercise combines stretching and strengthening of major muscle groups on both sides of the body. Leg circles promotes balance, improves function in your hips and strengthens the abs.

Playing with the Corkscrew

The Corkscrew

The Corkscrew offers a great challenge for shoulder stability and abdominal work as you rotate the legs opposite a still, calm upper body. It really improves shoulder stability. A classical Pilates mat exercise, the corkscrew is generally considered to be an intermediate-level exercise, but can be intensified to become an advanced exercise.

Monday’s moves

Roll down

In this collection of moves I roll down into the cat followed by child’s pose. Repeat as many as you like. It won’t take long and is a gorgeous way to start or end your day.