Swan Redux: 7 Handy Posts to make it your Secret Weapon

Swan Redux:7 Handy Posts to make it your Secret Weapon1. Alycea Ungaro started us off with a recent post:

Get Pilates Strong: The Swan

“Your move of the month is the Swan.”

Yes, ma'am.

The Pilates exercises are exaggerated versions of our everyday movements. What?

The length and lifted support you'll gain from even the simplest of the Swan exercises will train you to sit up taller during your day.

The Swan can be your secret weapon for life!

Our mothers were right.

It's good to sit up tall.

Swan Redux: 7 Handy Posts to make it your Secret Weapon

2. Strengthen your back with your first Swan.

The Swan: “It's not a pushup!”

The extension of the back you'll perfect with this simple version of the Swan will assure you many more years of lifted upright posture.

3. Alisa Wyatt helps you find the perfect Swan for you and work your way toward the big kahuna: Swan Dive!

Swan Redux: 7 Handy Posts to make it your Secret Weapon

4. Even more ways to challenge yourself on your quest for ultimate control in the Swan Dive

The Swan Dive and a Few Surprises (#3 is my favorite)

Swan Redux: 7 Handy Posts to make it your Secret Weapon

5. Already feeling plenty challenged by this particular back shape? Find some assistance from Pilatesology.

The Shape of All Things Pilates: The Arched Back

Swan Redux: 7 Handy Posts to make it your Secret Weapon

6+7. Yet another way to make the Swan your secret weapon…for crazy Pilates exercises!

Pilates Projects: 5 Exercises for a Better Control Balance Off – video

Pilates Projects: 5 Exercises for a Better Control Balance Off – post

Thank you so much for reading. You are awesome and I appreciate every single Swan-diving one of you!

Now go workout. You know you want to.

Wait!!!

This just in!

8. Take your Swan Dive to another level entirely…but you might have to get wet…

(But you're a Swan, so it's probably okay.)

 

A big thank you to Simon Trangmar of Adelaide Pilates, a fellow Pilates nerd (and tech nerd!) for your beautiful swan contribution.

Anyone else wanna play?

Have a special swan tip to share? Swan success stories?

Honk your horn in a comment below.

(Totally couldn't resist that one.)

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  1. Swan Article – if you’d like another video idea…. how about Swan done…. on a SURF BOARD while IN THE SEA?….Think I’m kidding?….. 🙂

    Have a look at the vid on my home page – swan move is towards the end.

    If you’d like me to edit just that move and send you the video, would be happy to!RegardsSimon Adelaide – Oz

    • Simon,

      Thank you so much for sharing this video with me!! It is just lovely – I am assuming it is you? Wow – so strong and powerful and yet peaceful, inspirational and uplifting.

      Yes, if you would be willing to edit and send me the Swan part – although, gosh made me want to write something about the Side Bend as well, so beautiful to see you do it on the surfboard!! – that would be awesome and I will add it to the Swan post – thank you!!

      When it is all updated I will repost to Facebook as I love the idea of compiling lots of Swan moves this month in one handy place 🙂

      Thank you again for this idea and your inspiring video. Maybe I will just do some Pilates on my board and not bother with the whole standing up and riding the wave thing? LOL.

      All best,
      Andrea

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