Magic circle/ring Pilates
The Pilates Magic Circle is a ring shaped prop with small pads on either side of it. The magic circle provides gentle to moderate resistance and can also give the body feedback about its position in space and about which muscles are the focus of the exercise. Although it is very tempting to try and squeeze the Magic Circle as hard as we can… in Pilates we always try to use it more as a tool rather than the end goal. We use it to assist or improve a movement or to increase the level of intensity provided by gravity and the nature of the exercise itself.