Pause for Pilates: Cobra

A wonderful exercise to mobilise the spine and lengthen the abdominal muscles.

It is a helpful introduction to many clients to their tricep arm muscles before deeper work such as Pilates press ups are introduced.

Top tips include: gentle grounding of the pubic bone to the floor, constant and appropriate connection with the deep abdominals and pelvic floor through out, relaxed shoulders – being mindful of not hunching the shoulders towards the ears – thinking about the tips of the shoulder blades connecting to the lumbar spine, spinal articulation, length and energy through the legs whilst avoiding hyper extending those knees, remembering to roll that imaginary marble each and every new Cobra repetition.

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