Pilates 101 - 01. Cat Stretch for Spine Flexibility (필라테스)


Uploaded by DietTheFit on 27.05.2012

Transcript:
To start, place both arms vertically to the shoulders.
 
And place both knees vertically to the pelvis.
 
Position should be maintained in Neutral State.
 
Inhale to be ready then exhale while shrinking the abs roundly.
 
If you contract ab muscles too much, shoulders tense.
 
So using appropriate force to the muscles is important.
 
Inhale with nose in this position then
 
exhale while going back to the start position.
 
Inhale with nose again here then exhale with mouth.
 
And this time you stretch your back straight.
 
Ab muscles should maintain the tension at this point.
 
Inhale together then exhale while going back to the start position.
 
This exercise helps to make your abs strong and tight.
 
And also, it will make your spine more flexible.
 
You can repeat this exercise about 6 ~ 10 times.