cross training pilates
<< Sit tall with the hands extended in the air
in front of the shoulders. Inhale to stretch
tall pulling the abdomen to the spine. Engage the glutes and press the legs down into
the floor. Exhale to roll the spine down to
the mat one vertebra at a time so you end
up with your back in contact with the mat.
Inhale to roll up, stacking the vertebrae of
the spine one on top of the other. Repeat
Double Leg Stretch
This exercise develops the power and-strength needed for the jumping Vinyasa
sequences by helping train the body to use
the abdominal muscles to draw the legs towards the abdomen. When jumping from
chaturanga, both the abdominal muscles
and the strong muscles that attach the arms
to the back, the latissimus dorsi, give the
body the strength and length needed to
flow through a Vinyasa.
Lying flat, hug the knees into the chest, and
raise the head to the knees.