Pilates jackknife variation. I would add this into many of my classes I teach even though it’s a intermediate to advanced movement. For someone with quite a tight spine I find roll overs with progression to jackknife really offers me great articulation in my spine as I descend and also focus on the back of the legs and flutes. It’s been great watching my regular students progress to this movement and display such a high level of stability. For my new clients, don’t stress there are many other options before we make balance on your shoulders! #pilates#pilatesjackknife#women#beaumaris#baysidemelbourne#pilatesbody#pilateslovers#pilatesinstructor
Jack Knife, on the Chair, to the Oldies:
V.1 - Bent arms for more acute activation of biceps and triceps.
V.2- Straight arms for more acute serratus anterior activation (this version nearly kills me.) Short legs, long torso is at it again. Xo, babes.
I knew the sad that I was in last week different from other kinds of sad when I tried to get on the mat. Normally when I’m having a down day, a #yoga session picks me right back up. It didn’t happen. Then I thought joining a group #Pilates class would help. Not really💙
This was a sad that I wasn’t familiar with. It was an empty sad. A sad that needed a lot of blue throat chakra energy to express emotions sucked in💙A sad that needed to hibernate.
A sad that had the courage to call out, looking for another to say to me, “Hi, I’m here, just in case you need an ear” 💙
I got all that over the weekend, and peacefully on the road to recovery. I can’t say it was a horrible week at all. It was a week filled with reflection and blessings. I’ve been doing this things that make me happy, spending time with mostly myself and only allowing people who make me happy. I’ve been reading up a lot on moods, hormones, mood and energy boosting foods/supplements. I’m learning/studying a part of me, I either wasn’t aware of, or is quite new to me 💙
If it is a new me, then the saying is very true-
You wake up to a different you, a different body, a different mindset, a different character of you every single day. What is important is to honour yourself anyway every single day instead of beating yourself up for not being as amazing/productive/positive/strong as yesterday. Yesterday has like long gone. Now, is important. Work with where you are... right now. And love yourself and your Self still, anyways and always💙💙💙 This morning, yoga & #pilatesjackknife with the #yogawheel was fun💙 🎶 ‘_’ by @jeffkaale
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This weeks #healingwithpilates Power Moves with @zaynagold @functionfabulous Advanced Pilates exercises can be so intimidating making us feel frustrated and discouraged!😠. This weeks focus allows us to take the more challenging exercises and make them more accessible for our bodies. Here’s my post 2️⃣, my progression, to the #pilatesjackknife variation I posted the other day! Check it out 🎥 if you haven’t seen it😉.For this post, my challenge was to progress away from a feet fixed position. I chose to borrow from my Lats so I can feel that successful connection to my back body. The #pilatesexochair worked perfectly! Here are some set up cues: lay supine with the crown of your head about an inch away from the chair base 👑 with an over hand grip, ✋🏻place hands on either side of the poles attached to the pedal. Legs together and lengthened up to the ceiling. ✋🏻Gently push hands into the poles and pull pedal down just enough to feel a connection to the shoulder girdle and side body💪🏻Arms should still be straight! Lift the legs up and over and lower the toes to the chair. Continue to pull into the pedal with the arms and press the legs up towards the ceiling. Continue press into the hands and reach the legs as you slowly roll the spine down to the mat. Repeat 3X For #wundachairwednesday , @lori.shipp , I waited ‘til Wednesday to post this!😊I love the the chair for this variation!! You can also use the #pilatestower#pilatescadillac or #pilatesreformer ! #practicemakesprogress#pilatescommunity#inspireeachother#exercisesforthespine#pilateshasyourback#iamwonderfullymade#jackknife#movementheals
March MATness. When the baby and the parrot are in bed, the hubby is out and the dog is asleep on the lounge... it’s time for Day 19: some lounge room Jackknife! This exercise may look tricky but one of its main components is the co-contraction between hip extensors and abs - a very functional pattern! The force they generate must be equal or you will fall out of your inversion 😜.
#marchmatness 2018 with @benjamindegenhardt #pilatesjackknife variation. 👣Inversions are so challenging for me! I’ve noticed that in order for me to do a successful inversion, my feet need to be fixed 👣 So, in my #pilatespractice , I try to think of different ways to fix my feet. It could be In straps, push through bar, foam roller or ball. I’ve even used someone’s arm💪🏻😆. Today, I used a glider and a wall! Sliding up the wall into extension. Press the backs of the shoulders into the mat and lift the chin off the neck. Bring one leg towards me and I really thought of pressing that leg away as I returned it to the wall. You can roll down between leg “kicks”or “kick”both legs and then rolling down through the spine while continuing to press the feet into the wall. To my #pilatesfairygodmother @zaynagold thank you for tagging me a challenging me in my practice. More variations to come for #healingwithpilates#pilatesmatvariations#pilatescommunity#inspireeachother#challengeyourself#practicemakesprogress#iamwonderfullymade