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Pause for Pilates: Dart

An excellent spinal extension exercise to really mobilise and strengthen the cervical and thoracic spine whilst working the the hips, glutes and inner thighs.

An essential plain of movement to work with for all clients, modern life means we all spend alot of time in forward flexion, bending to lift our children, poor office posture, household
chores requiring the leant forward position amongst many more!

This means to balance and strengthen the spine we need to work the spine in the opposite plain of movement – extension – so the dart is the perfect remedy.

Remembering to keep a sense of length through the entire spine to avoid compression of the lumbar spine and keeping control of the powerhouse whilst laying prone are top tips.