The curve

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Turning the Curve

A two-hour session dedicated to “the curve”.
And what is the curve? It is that spot on your back where you have a curve going one way (lower back) and then going in the opposite way (upper back).
Here are the exercises we went through:
  • Cadillac
    • Footwork on bar
    • Monkey
    • The Tower
  • Reformer
    • Short Spine
    • The Elephant
    • Knee Stretch
    • Long Stretch
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It was powerful. I hadn’t done the Footwork nor the Tower before and the Long Stretch was an exercise I hadn’t done in quite a while.
There was a lot of new stuff, a lot to learn and pay attention to.
Bit by bit that point on my spine that tends to bend like crazy so the rest doesn’t have to become more quiet and smooth. The rest of the spine was moving more, with extra flexibility.
felt like a serpent, agile and elegant. It feels really nice to move like that and it feels like there’s a lot of air going through the spine: light and flexible. 
This is one of those moments when you really appreciate Pilates and what it can do for you. It transforms you and you can really see and feel the difference. 
This set of exercises is a choreography that is worth learning and following on a regular basis. Repetition can be a great thing as our bodies start creating a sense of flow and becoming much more efficient. What was very challenging in the beginning becomes smoother and second nature. Your movements improve, your posture changes and the impact on your health and well-being is clear.
We also had a follow-up session focused on this part of the back.