Tucking the chin in will elongate the muscles in the back of the neck and can provide a good stretch for those who have a “forward head.” A fab stretch, but it’s probably best to avoid the tucked chin position when performing any exercise that calls for rolling your upper body up off the floor.
So, you are now up to date with our top ten Pilates terms! These little gems are tried and tested exercises to get you working at your very best. And now you’re familiarised, why not join our Tempo Pilates reformer classes in London E8/ Hackney , WC2/ Covent Garden or E1/ Shoreditch.
Pilates represents a synthesis of Western and Eastern fitness ideals; the strength and muscle tone focus we are accustomed to mixed with the static stretching, rest and contemplation we see in many Eastern exercises. The result of this mixture is a practice with an increased mind-body connection, allowing centred movement with physical elements that can relieve mental fatigue. Focus your mind; achieve your movement.