Pilates for posture

Pilates for posture

Class focusing on posture. Ideal for those who sit for long periods at a desk.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 32 minutes

This is a mat-based class designed to help mobilise and strengthen key areas related to our posture. The class begins in standing then continues onto our fronts, four-point kneeling and onto our backs. Although the class is suitable for most levels, as always please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing arm opening
  • Arm raises, side bend and tree hug
  • squats with heel raises
  • side lunge with spine twist
  • ab fold and stretch
  • hip flexor stretch
  • roll downs
  • on our fronts – swimming legs
  • swan dive
  • cobra stretch
  • child pose stretch
  • four-point kneeling
  • hip kick and tuck across
  • thread the needle
  • double leg stretch
  • bridge with criss-cross
  • dead bug
  • rotation stretch
  • glute and hamstring stretch
  • sitting upper body reaches
  • mermaid stretch

The class begins in standing mobilising our upper back with an arm opening stretch, then continuing our upper body movement with a combined arm raise, side bend and tree hug movements. We then warm up into our legs with some squats and side lunge with some more upper body rotation. We then engage our abdominals and lengthen the body with an ab fold and stretch, holding the leg extended to stretch our hip flexors. We then roll down onto our fronts onto the mat to continue the class.

Onto our fronts we engage our glutes with some swimming legs and work our upper body with a swan dive. Staying on out fronts we then stretch our spines into extension with a cobra stretch before flexing with a child pose stretch.

Moving into four-point kneeling we mobilise around our hips with a kick and tuck across then our upper body with a thread the needle movement. Then coming down onto our backs on the mat with combine our arm and leg movements together with a double leg stretch, bridge and criss-cross and dead bug movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with some upper body reaches and mermaid stretch.

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  • Verena

    great classes from the confort of my home
    really helpful to be able to pick and choose
    am still at Beginners level but feel that am getting stronger wirh less back pain

  • Claire Gambier

    How do I sign up for a free Pilates on-line class?

    1. Vicky

      Hi Claire. All classes are free and available to access via the website. You can use the main search page to find something suitable for you. https://pilateslive.co.uk/all-pilates-classes/search-pilates-classes/ and if you’d like to sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest weekly classes you can sign up here: https://mailchi.mp/pilateslive.co.uk/email-sign-up

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