Thanks Order of the Pilates Exercises: Transitions on the Mat 2

Thanks Order of the Pilates Exercises: Transitions on the Mat 2

Welcome to Episode 2 of Transitions on the Mat!

This episode is all about the infamous Series of 5 – getting in and out of it.

Please note that efficient transitions are meant to challenge stamina and advance your workout.

If this series of exercises is still quite a challenge and you are not in the custom of doing them all in rapid succession, please take care of yourselves. Rest your head if necessary and continue the exercises in this manner.

Post Rolling Like a Ball and into Single Leg Pull

I like the challenge of this transition especially if you have a stiff back. Use your control to not fall onto the mat.

  • Finish your Rolling Like a Ball.
  • Bring your right leg into the position for Single Leg Pull while still in the balance of the Ball.
  • Use your stomach and control your descent to the mat: keep your head up and reach the left leg out.
  • Begin your Single Leg Pull.

Double Leg Pull

  • Finish your Single Leg Pull with the left leg pulled in.
  • Pull your right leg in and hold one hand on each ankle.
  • Begin your Double Leg Pull.

Single Straight Leg Stretch (Scissors)

  • Finish your Double Leg Pull and straighten both legs upward into the Scissors position.
  • Begin your Single Straight Leg Stretch (Scissors).

Double Straight Leg Stretch (Lower Lift)

  • Finish your Single Straight Leg Stretch (Scissors).
  • Reach both legs to the sky and press heels together.
  • Use your hands to hold up your head, placing one palm over the other.
  • Begin your Double Straight Leg Stretch (Lower Lift).

Criss Cross

  • Finish your Double Straight Leg Stretch (Lower Lift).
  • Pull the right leg in as you twist the waistline and upper body to the right.
  • Keep your hands the same as in Double Straight Leg Stretch (Lower Lift).
  • Begin your Criss Cross.

Enjoy this short vlog!

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