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  1. Yeah! That was awesome Andrea! So many tips packed into this ten minute gem.

    And…then…this corresponds to the….OverheadD on the reformer 😉 Yes! I shall conquer one day…

    Spine corrector practice last week, Lift practice this week. So grateful for your expertise; Thanks!

    • Corrie 🙂

      Yes, this post is full of the things I love – lift and being upside down – yay! So glad you are enjoying and yes – perfect for your practice of the Overhead…coincidence? Have a great Pilates week and I look forward to seeing you on Friday!
      xox
      Andrea

  2. Thanks Andrea!! Love how you link the exercises! Shapes in Space!!! Love to use this term to describe how the exercises repeat in different forms. Great videos! Have you done a series that includes Tendon Stretch on the reformer? Especially how to work up to doing it single leg? Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    • Hi Sally,

      Thank you so much for reading, watching and sharing your kind words on the blog. Oh my, your suggestion is wonderful. I too find the Tendon Stretch on the Reformer (up to and including of course the one-leg variations) to be super challenging. Perhaps that is even an understatement. Yes, I am happy to work on some of the tips and tricks and progressions that I use to keep myself on the path to “perfection” ha ha with this exercise.

      Thank you so much for suggesting this topic and please if there are other topics or exercises you’d like to see on the blog, just let me know 🙂
      Cheers to you – and thanks for being awesome!

  3. Hi Andrea! Recently I saw a picture of someone doing the Tower, and their spine was totally perpendicular to the floor, forming a totally straight line with the legs. I know it exactly as you show it, same goes for everything else, and I was wondering, is that a different version or an advanced version? Cause then I saw the same thing as a version of the Longspine on the Reformer. And then I started noticing pictures of the Control Balance on the mat where it looked similar. Any ideas? Thank you!

  4. Hi Theodora,

    Thanks so much for reading, watching and for sharing your thoughts and questions.

    You are correct in your observations.

    The photo at the top of the post of my Tower is not all the way into the fullest position. I have a hard time bending my mid back and I work very hard to extend the hip and get out of my legs and into my seat…which it appears I am still working on at the time of this photo.

    But yes, the standard position of the back is perpendicular to the mat as you say, just like jackknife, control balance and every other exercise when you find yourself in this inverted position. Thank you so much!

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