Elevator Going Up

Let’s try it. If you haven’t already, read yesterday’s post. Today, let’s practice. Have a seat on the floor with your legs crossed or sit on an exercise ball. Create a long spine with good posture.

We are going to work your kegel and abdominal muscles. (If you have a weak bladder, you can do this sitting on the toilet).

Let your stomach relax.
Exhale to engage the abdominal muscles. Test your range of motion and divide it into five parts. When you engage tighten the muscle more and more (up to five times).

Then inhale to start to relax the muscle–one elevator floor at at time.

Repeat this for the kegel. Then try to do both at the same time.

Don’t feel like this exercise is only for beginners. It is part of the basis of Pilates, so it is good to practice. Remember, you want to be in control of the muscles when the elevator goes up AND when it goes down.

2014-08-04T18:06:57+00:00

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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