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Pilates Tips

Mat exercises

Don't roll your neck

Roll only to the shoulders, don't roll onto your neck.

Feel the flow

Focus on the flow of energy through your core when you do rolling exercises.

Roll from your core

Initiate your role using your core muscles, especially your abs. Don't try to start with you back and shoulders.

Roll on the mat

Don't roll on a surface that's too hard or too soft.


Rolling exercises help strengthen your abdomen, stimulate the spine and coordinate the breath and movement.

Use your breath

Exaggerate your breath to help control your rolling exercises.