March 12 – The Swan Dive
I really enjoy the Swan Dive. It feels good to into full extension of the hips and spine and to work the arms to get you up to that Swan position. The big challenge comes as you try to maintain that shape in extension while rocking back and forth. I learned the Stott Pilates version with the legs abducted apart instead of adducted together.
My Pilates thank you today is for this beautiful exercise. This is one that feels good in my body and through the years, I’ve become better at the rocking. But there are some Pilates practitioners out there whose Swan Dive is truly something of beauty, strength, and grace (@jean_claude_nelson of @bluebird_pilates_studio is foremost in my mind!). You should check out all of the swans out there and enjoy!
Share your Pilates exercises with me and with the Pilates loving community! You can tag the event sponsor and theme @360pilatesonline and @marchmatness, and use the hashtag #mmthankyou
And don’t forget to tag and hashtag me: @cadancejazzpilates and #cadancejazzpilates
* There are preparations and modifications to each exercise in our March Matness Modifications showcase and in our Instagram Stories.
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