Arabesque

It’s such a rush when you can teach an advanced exercise and have your Pilates students do it successfully. At Body Harmonics, our signature Progressive Sequences help build movement up effectively. You can use them on any piece of Pilates equipment. The Progressive Sequences will give you a roadmap to work with so your students are successful every time!

We review the full technique, ‘rules’ and how to best implement these Progressive Sequences in our Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer trainings.

Today, I’ll list a Progressive Sequence building toward Arabesque with Attitude on the Pilates Reformer. Think of the advanced exercise as the final step.

Please note, you wouldn’t want to use these all in a single class. Break them up over a series of sessions.

Elephant

Elephant Turned in

Elephant Turned out

Elephant + toes up

Elephant + stiletto feet

Elephant – hold and release one hand from bar

Elephant – hold and release one foot from shoulder rest

Elephant – hold, release one foot and then continue gliding the carriage

Elephant – hold, release one foot and then flex and extend knee toward chest and up into arabesque

Elephant – hold, release one foot and then flex and extend knee toward chest and up into arabesque while carriage is gliding

Elephant – hold, one foot up to arabesque, glide carriage back and forth

Arabesque with Attitude