Pause for Pilates: Three Phase Spine Curl

Spine curls are a wonderful exercise for clients of all abilities.

Mobilising the spine and hips joints, achieving spinal articulation and developing and remembering awareness and importance of the inner thigh connection.

Feeling the glutes naturally activate and the how quickly the spine can become more flexible with regular practice.

The 3 phase spine curl is particularly relaxing and a deep release in the spine can be felt by working the spine in 3 sections.

We imprint to a baby spine curl, really feeling the pubic bone tipping towards the head before releasing to neutral.

The second phase we repeat phase one and then articulate the spine to the mid back / bra line area after which we return slowly to neutral and phase three is the well known and traditional full spine curl into the shoulders; avoiding hyper extension into the neck.

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