Pilates Exercise Instructions:
Lie on back, knees bent feet hip width apart, pelvis and spine are neutral, arms at sides palms down. Contract ab muscles inward (without using butt muscles) while sliding right heel along mat away from butt till leg is straight. Do this slowly. Feel length in leg as if someone were gently pulling on leg. Do not let lower back arch up away from floor, must remain still and stable. Return leg to bent position slowly, again sliding heel along mat. The leg does not lift. Do same with left leg. Inhale to prepare before movement, exhale while moving leg. Repeat 3x each leg.