BALANCING TABLE POSE FOR SEPTEMBER

POSE OF THE MONTH

We're celebrating Reformers Pilates classes starting in Toowoomba this month, so we decided to feature a pose that is used in both yoga and Pilates!

Balancing Table Pose (also known as a variation of Prone Kneeling Leg Extensions in Pilates) is an amazing way to combine a core strengthening move with a balance posture. This pose builds abdominal and lower back strength, and helps build focus and concentration.

HOW TO

  • Begin on hands and knees, in tabletop position - hands directly under shoulders, knees below hips.
  • Gazing towards the top of your mat, on an exhale draw your belly button towards your spine as you extend your right leg behind you, foot flexed. Your leg should be continuing the long line from your head and spine.
  • Ensure you are steady, then extend your left arm towards the front of the room at shoulder height, fingers stretching forward.
  • Hold and breathe, and then repeat on the other side. Keep switching sides, slowly and with control.

CHECK OUT THESE VARIATIONS AND EXTENSIONS OF THE POSE