Pilates Exercise Instructions:
Lie on back, straight arms at sides. Legs at table top-90 degree angle. Straighten legs to ceiling, then lower to 45 degree angle, maintain neutral spine. Lift legs up and over toward floor overhead, hold position, while balancing lift one straight leg toward ceiling, lower leg down then lift other leg. Repeat 3x each leg. Roll back down lowering legs toward floor only as far as the abdominals and back can stabilize in neutral. Sequence vertebra one at a time on way up and down. Inhale to prepare, lift on exhale, hold on inhale, exhale to roll down. Keep shoulder girdle stable while moving lower body.