Beginner Mat–Breathing, Abs, Hips & Back–36min–Cat Eddy | Always Pilates
Cat's beginner Pilates mat class works on your breathing, abs, and hips.
Cat starts with standing breathing with the ball under your arm pit. This exercise opens your rib cage and makes you aware of your ribs opening as you inhale and closing as you exhale. Cat shows you how to activate your abdominals correctly when doing basic abdominal strengthening exercises and teaches you some great variations.
The class also focuses on spinal motion in four-point kneel and from standing. Cat finishes with hip strengthening exercises and a spinal rotation release.
Equipment used: Ball and hand towel