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Pause for Pilates: Oyster and Flying Oyster

The Pilates Oyster and flying oyster are fantastic exercises to mobilise and strengthen the hip joints whilst toning the buttock muscles.

The fact the Oyster exercise requires the client to keep their pelvis stable and avoid ‘rolling’ the hips backwards really helps to challenge the stability of the pelvis and create more strength.

Because the Oyster exercise works deeply into one of the hip stabilising muscles; it is very beneficial when working with clients who suffer with hip, knee and lower back pain.

To gain the full benefits the Oyster series have to offer; we aim to ensure the movement is initiated from the hip joint and not the knee, keep the feet in contact with each other throughout and all whilst ensuring the shoulders remain relaxed with width across the collar bones.

All video footage is aimed at existing clients with a solid understanding of core stability, lateral breathing and good Pilates alignment.

If you are not familiar with these then please contact Victoria before attempting the exercises exhibited here.