Sunday, 10 July 2011

Pilates for Cats

Cat Stretch



 Hold in tummy and arch the back upwards, rolling through, pushing back up as far as possible. 


Child Pose Stretch



With arms out in front bring tail down towards the floor.

Rolling like a Ball


Curl up into a nice tight ball shape and allow yourself to roll.
Obi is demonstrating advanced level - rolling forwards on head.

Side Stretch


Lift head and shoulders upwards into a nice sideways stretch.

Side Paw Lift



Lift paw upwards towards the tongue. 
Keep the rest of the body stabilised and still.


Alternatively the rear leg & tail can be raised upwards and downwards.
Remembering to breath slowly and deeply

Swan dive


The arc of your spine grows longer as you press upwards lifting head and shoulders.
It is more important to keep length in the back, with tail down.

Advanced V-Sit



Maintaining a straight spine open the legs wide and reach your front paw fowards.

Total Body Stretch


Allow the whole body to be stretched






















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