Rotation – Pilates Exercise Guide with Photos


Rotation exercises like the Pilates mat exercise, the saw and the corkscrew, use the obliques.

To Start:

  1. Lie on the back with knees bent and feet in parallel. Place the hands on the front of the pelvis


The Movement:

  1. Inhale and gently drop the knees to the right.
  2. Exhale, hollow and engage the left internal obliques to rotate the pelvis to the original position.
  3. Inhale gently drop the knees to the left.
  4. Exhale, hollow and engage the right internal obliques to rotate the pelvis to the original position
  5. Repeat 4 more sets

The return of the pelvis should be initiated by the abdominals. The legs need to be working on the return.

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