The Cat Stretch is a pre-Pilates mat exercise. The aim is to lengthen and mobilise your spine at the same time. Movement will hydrate the discs between your vertebrae and concentrating on length will avoid over compression and stretch. Always check with a medical professional if you have any health issues before starting any exercise.
The Pilates Bridge has been one of my favourite exercises for a long time as it is all about building strength and encouraging a long decompressed spine. This video shows a few variations. Remember these exercises are for a healthy back, please consult your physician for advice before beginning any exercise if you are in […]