Thanks Order of the Pilates Exercises: Transitions on the Mat 5

Thanks Order of the Pilates Exercises: Transitions on the Mat 5

Welcome to Episode 5 of Transitions on the Mat!

In this episode we'll pick up with the dreaded High Scissors and High Bicycle

Post Neck Pull and into the High Scissors

  • If you've got the strap on your feet, take it off.
  • Lie back and lift yourself into position for the High Scissors.
  • Begin your High Scissors.

High Bicycle

  • Finish your High Scissors.
  • Begin your High Bicycle.

Shoulder Bridge

Here you've a few options. Use the transition that's most appropriate for your body.

I'm a big fan of all three.

1. One Leg and then the Other

  • Finish your High Bicycle.
  • Reach the last leg of your bicycle all the way down to the mat.
  • Bring your other leg down onto the mat and into position.
  • Adjust your hand position: fingers facing outward.
  • Begin your Shoulder Bridge.

2. Look Ma, 2 Legs!

  • Finish your High Bicycle.
  • Reach both legs up together and all the way down to the mat. Control please.
  • Adjust your hand position: fingers facing outward.
  • Begin your Shoulder Bridge.

3. Take your time, enjoy it.

  • Finish your High Bicycle.
  • Place your arms down along the mat.
  • Roll your back down with control.
  • Bring yourself into position for Shoulder Bridge.
  • Begin your Shoulder Bridge.

Post Shoulder Bridge into Spine Twist

  • Roll your back down with control.
  • Sit up into position.
  • Begin your Spine Twist.

Enjoy this short vlog!

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Comments

  1. Another outstanding meditation on the space between exercises – thanks again Andrea!

  2. Nice! So funny, I think I actually mumble -argh- when it comes to these three and the word “dreaded” nails it ~ but now, maybe not so much! Changing the hand position in SB!! Yes! Sooo much better. I was working on my lift and twist in the plane seat yesterday and I think I finally get it. Thanks again, you’re the best 🙂

    • Thanks Corrie – I miss you already 🙂 And I’m happy to know that I am not the only one who works on Pilates on a plane… where you need the lift most! And you’ve got plenty of time on your hands… Thank YOU and I look forward to seeing you on Friday in our matching Pilatesology T-shirts LOL. xo

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