Pilates equipment: Spine corrector

Part 1 of 5 posts to shed some light on the mysterious world of Pilates equipment. Because seriously – until starting this course I had no idea that any of this stuff existed & it took me more than a while to really begin to understand what to do with it & the benefits.

This is a Spine Corrector. It’s the simplest looking piece of equipment (aside from a Pilates mat, which is, well – a very normal looking gym mat) & one of the most unassuming. But it has one of the best feelings in the world.

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The technique involved in rolling onto it to open the front line of the body are so specific & micro in it’s steps… but the feeling is incredible for the spine: the awareness of keeping the sacrum heavy, the tailbone connected, & being able to diagnose tightness in the body just from looking (& from feeling where it may be uncomfortable to spread yourself onto the equipment, right through Thoracic spine & then lengthening into Cervicals….)…

If this all sounds Greek or more confusing than Greek, then just know this: enormous change & opening can occur with this guy, & there’s around 20 exercises that can be done to make significant change to yourself & your tissues.

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