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Put Your Suspenders On

Pilates often uses images to explain a movement. Since our mind and our body are communicating, images often create a shortcut between the two.  

You might have heard the image of suspenders before. It can also be called "ribs to hips." I like using the cue "put your suspenders on" or "remember your suspenders", because it allows me to remind my students of their spinal alignment and abdominal activity in one quick phrase.

Take a look at the video.


Remember:

  • Don't allow your torso to round forward. The suspender action should bring you into an upright position.
  • If you're unsure about your vertical line, check your posture in a mirror.
  • Don't work too hard at this. Less is more in Pilates. Otherwise, you might be creating tightness in your shoulders or neck, or you might be tucking your pelvis.

 

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