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Pilates Class 363

Pilates Class 363

Advanced - 30 minutes - Benjamin Degenhardt

Class 363

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In this class Benjamin explores (with your help…) how the Mat Work prepares us to own our body’s weight against gravity. The class plays a lot with BALANCE and how our bodies respond to quick changes from a stable to a less stable position.

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  • Amit -yoopod

    Hi Charlotte
    I think you are referring to the variation around minute 14:45… let me know if I didn’t get you correctly.
    This is a very challenging variation, especially for people who have tight calf muscles and struggle with the full “Eastern Squat” (feet flat on the floor). If you watch the video carefully you will see that Emma (at the back) is lifting her heel up from the mat every time. This is one option and if you can do it comfortably that it is fine! Otherwise I can suggest placing 2 Yoga blocks or bricks (or thick books) by your side in a way that allows you to place your hands on the blocks (rather than the floor) to help you support and stabilise yourself.
    I would also suggest practicing the full squat often to try and stretch the muscles and make it easier for you. I love practicing by a door frame so that I can hold the door frame (in front of me) while squatting back. If this is still very challenging place a folded mat or towel under your heels in a way that allows them to rest onto it.
    Hope this helps!

    Posted on 21:20, 06 November 2015

  • Charlotte Wassell

    Help! I really enjoyed this class but I struggled with the variation at about 14:00 in the squat from Rolling Like a Ball into the on leg balance. In that squat I can't get my feet flat! I assume I shouldn't be trying to do it balanced on my toes? What can I do to work towards that full squat with my feet flat and legs close together?
    I can only manage it if my legs are quite far apart...

    Posted on 07:43, 04 November 2015

  • COLIN HENRY

    The Ladies work is excellent.

    Posted on 07:12, 19 July 2015

  • Amit -yoopod

    I took Kathy's advice and did class 365 and then this one in a row... in the morning sun... :) Wonderful!! Thanks Benjamin!!

    Posted on 10:41, 11 July 2015

  • Angie Barclay

    Excellent class...very challenging. My first advanced class!! Great teaching methods by Benjamin. Really enjoyed it. Thank you

    Posted on 11:08, 04 July 2015

  • sharon cole

    Thought provoking class, very different approach to some excercises. Very enjoyable, lots of practice for me in the future to make all these moves. More classes from Benjamin please.

    Posted on 21:01, 02 July 2015

  • Kathy King

    Rather perfect...
    each one of Benjamin's classes...done separately, or in sequence, as I just did.
    Great choreography, cueing, pace, energy...all of it!

    Posted on 09:02, 01 July 2015

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