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8: Spine Stretch

This is exercise is another stretch for the body, not just the spine but also the hamstrings, calves, glutes, the whole of the back of the body. Followed by tall (long) sitting which lengthens the spine and strengthens the back muscles.

It’s important to remember to pull back Belly to Spine to keep the pelvis neutral whilst reaching forwards (shoulders stay neutral), creating a wonderful feeling of opposition.

This is the last exercise in the First 8. Practice practice practice the whole sequence before moving onto the next block of exercises in the Original 34.

Email support@lucy-pilates.co.uk to let me know when you want to move onto the next block of exercises … and well done for completing the First 8!

Transition: You’ll stay sitting tall, on your sits bones, ready to straighten the legs into a V for the Open Leg Rocker.