Kate D

Thank you Amit - great strengthening start for the day
Question - when I am lifting legs together lying on my side, I sometimes feel a pull in the middle of my back, is this due to my hip alignment or weakness in inner thighs? Should I always be thinking about pushing away (lengthening) with my upper hip in order to maintain a straighter spine?
Thanks - Kate

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you Kate. I am glad you enjoyed the class :)
As for the side lying exercise -
1. Try to bring your legs a little fwd (just in front of the line of the body) and make sure your top hip is NOT rolling fwd when you lift the legs up
2. Sometimes we ask to keep the hips stacked ("push the upper hip away") - like I ask to do in this class in the scissors (the exercise that comes after lifting both legs), but most times we allow the pelvis to move a little when we lift the legs up (resulting in a bit of movement in the spine too...)
I hope this helps
Stay well

Jo T

I enjoyed the level of instruction in this efficient class. A really good reminder of what goes where.

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you Jo! Really glad you enjoyed the class :)
Stay well

Emma F

Great workout of the essentials with some nice stretching - all efficiently done too!

Kay V

great short class after morning bike ride

Gill P

An enjoyable class with good clear timely instructions

Joan V

Thanks again!

Joan V

What I mean by Pandemic Pilates is an excellent Pilate class for when I am trapped at home In LA and can’t go to my beloved reformer sessions at the studio. I am so glad I found your website and your classes to help me survive right now. I am sure I’ll continue with your classes even after the “stay-at-home” is over.

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you so much Joan for your lovely words! :) I totally hear you... and very much hope that you will be able to go back to your Reformer classes soon and that our Mat classes will be a good complement to the Reformer in the long run! Stay well, Amit

Joan V

Perfect for Pandemic Pilates!

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you Joan! Not sure exactly what you mean by that... but it did make me smile :) Stay well! Amit

Sarah W

That was excellent - the time went so quickly! Thanks

Kathryn S

Nice way to start the day, thank you.

Joan V

Very good class!

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you Naomi, Diana and Victoria! I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the class and that it makes you feel better!! :) Amazing how much we can achieve in just 20 minutes, isn't it? ;) Stay well! Amit

Victoria P

Great class Amit, am loving doing these each morning! The dog is joining in as well!
Thanks so much and see you soon. x

Diana G

excellent short class

Naomi S

Exactly what I needed, thank you

Meabh H

You’re a fantastic teacher .Thank you.

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you Meave! :) Amit

Clare S

Great short class to start the day. Any tips for how to keep my feet on the ground when I roll up. I can't do it without lifting my feet.

Amit - yoopod .

Hi Clare
Glad to hear you enjoyed Nikki's class :)
Re the Roll Up, I can suggest a few things for you to try:
Roll Down from sitting to lying down very slowly, with as much control as you can master and then roll up through the side (rolling to one side and then back to sitting) to start the process again.
Try placing a small folded towel under your lower back so that as you roll down and up your lower back can press into the towel. This might help if your lower back is naturally quite curved.
Try holding small hand weights (or small bottles of water) in your hands while rolling up and down (but please be careful when you take the arms overhead- when lying down- as the arms will feel very heavy…). This would help if your legs are lighter relatively to the weight of your upper body
Please also refer to our clip explaining how to do the Roll Up well -
I hope this helps

Clare S

Thanks. It really helps to have something under my back.

valerie r

I teach Pilates myself and always love your classes Amit.

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you Valerie! I am really glad you enjoy the classes and hope they help with both your practice and the teaching. Warm wishes, Amit

Clare S

Great start to my day.

Sophia V

I loved this sequence, short, sweet and to the point! I really liked the back extensions and the transitions of the arms. Thank you.

Liz D

Great 20 mins will use this in my class . I really enjoyed it . Thanks Amit

Julia H

Great warm up to teaching my own class

Leslie G

Lots of activity in a brief 20 minutes, Its what I'm looking for thanks!

julie H

excellentclassas alwaysthanksamit

Maria H

Really enjoyed this 20 minutes. Will come back to it again and again for a quick 'work and feel good' session. Thanks.

sharon c

lovely class loved the tabletop legs with curl ups!

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