Pilates Exercise Ball

Joseph Pilates had invented Pilates with the aim to keep body fit and keep body free diseases. He used the word “contrology” which means the comprehensive integration of body, mind and soul. Joseph had utilized item that were available to him like bed springs and beer keg rings, to create resistance exercise equipment for injured people. In this article you will learn about Pilates ball exercise.

Many Pilates London videos can show you how to use the exercise balls properly. There is a variety of exercises that can be done with the Pilates ball. Balancing and strengthening exercise are a focal point when using the Pilates ball. The exercise ball should be firm but soft enough to have a little given to it. The ball size should be proportionate to your height. Your legs should be able to rest at a 90-degree angle. A good way to start using your Pilates ball is to get a good stretch.

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Lie over the ball and stay in that position while you focus on breathing and balance. Another basic Pilates exercise are knee folds. To perform the knee folds, sit up straight with your shoulders and hips aligned. Keep your legs and feet parallel to each, opening them as wide as your hips. Your abs should be engaged or contracted and your spine perpendicular to the floor. Relax and roll your shoulder blades. Stretch out your arms straight out from your shoulders.

Try out this ball exercise; you will surely feel the difference. For more information about ball exercise, you can watch some videos to know more about this exercise.