Poses

The Hundreds

The Hundreds

The Hundreds strengthen the abdominal group of muscles (the transversus abdominis and latissimus dorsi. It’s preferrable to warm up to the Hundreds with other pilates poses and basic stretches. Step by step 1. Lie on your back with the knees to your chest, hands relaxed on the ankles 2. Breathe…

Teaser

Teaser

Step by step 1. Lie on your back 2. Straighten one leg up to a forty-five degree angle from the floor and glue it to the inside of your opposite knee. Turn out slightly in the hip and thigh and squeeze your buttocks and inner thighs together tightly 3. Reach…

Swan Pose

Swan Pose

Step by step 1. Lie on the mat face down. Keep your arms close to your body as you bend your elbows to bring your hands under your shoulders. Shoulders away from the ears. The legs are usually together but it is acceptable to do this exercise with the legs…

Spine Stretch

Spine Stretch

The Spine Stretch is great for alleviating back tension, stretching the spinal muscles as well as strengthening abdominals. Step by step 1. Sit on your mat with your legs extended a little wider than shoulder-width apart and your feet flexed 2. Lift your arms parallel to your thighs 3. Inhale…

Seal

Seal

Step by step 1. Sit on the mat with the soles of your feet touching the mat and your knees slightly open 2. Bring your hands to the inside of your thighs and wrap your arms under your knees 3. Reach around to the outside of your ankles and grab…

Saw

Saw

The Saw pose is a flexibility stretching exercise for back, spine and hamstrings. The pose trims your waistline, eases lower back tension, stretches your hamstrings and increases the flexibility in your spine. Step by step 1. Sit on your mat with your legs extended a little wider than shoulder-width apart…

Roll Downs

Roll Downs

Roll downs help release tension in the spine, shoulders and upper body, and teach correct use of the stabilising abdominal muscles (transversus abdominis) when bending. They help mobilise the spine, creating flexibility and strength. Step by step 1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart in parallel. Keep your weight evenly…

Leg Circles

Leg Circles

Step by step 1. Lie on your back with your legs extended and your arms by your sides, lift your right leg to a 90-degree angle, with your toes toward the ceiling in a natural foot position (neither pointed nor flexed) 2. Inhale as you move your leg clockwise through…

Double Leg Stretch

Double Leg Stretch

Step by step 1. Lie on your back with your knees pulled into your chest 2. Place the palms of your hands on top of your shins 3. Lift your head, neck and shoulders off of the mat 4. Inhale as you extend your legs in front of you and…

Cat – Cow Pose

Cat – Cow Pose

Step by step 1. Start on all fours, bringing the wrists underneath the shoulders and the knees underneath the hips 2. Think of the spine as a straight line connecting the shoulders to the hips. Visualise the line extending forward through the crown of the head and backwards through the…

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Corona Brady
Hatha Yoga

Corona's yoga journey began in her early 20's when she introduced herself to yoga for nothing more than curiosity and has been hooked ever since.

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