Healthy Mamas: Postnatal Pilates (Part 7)

Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.

~Joseph Pilates

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I said yes without really thinking about it- which is not uncommon for me.  Some of our Pilates trainees wanted to see a Level 3 Flow…would I do it?  Yes- of course! Wait…can I still do that?!  It has been seven months since Naia was born.  I have been taking regular private Pilates lessons and am feeling pretty good.  Sure- let’s do it!

So with Deborah guiding me and Samantha, we flowed at a decent pace, through the full Level 3 Reformer sequence.  And it felt great!  My body did not fail me and my mind and heart were so happy.  Being on the reformer and doing this work feels like home.  My mind can focus solely on the movement and my body is able to dance.

And I am completely at peace.  Sweaty…shaky…PEACE.

Level 3 Reformer:

Footwork
Hundreds
Short Spine
Coordination
Stomach Massage Series
Swan
Pull Straps
T
Backstroke
Teaser
Short Box Series
Long Stretch
Down Stretch
Up Stretch
Elephant
Arabesque
Long Back Stretch
Semi Circle
Chest Expansion
Thigh Stretch
Arm Circles
Long Spine
Knee Stretch Series
Running
Bottom Lift
Side Splits
Front Splits
Front Splits Kneeling
Russian Splits
Jumpboard

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