Position of the shoulders and the head are very important considerations when teaching Pilates. Learning to identify and correct wrong head and shoulders’ position is particularly important in prone position when doing exercises like cat, pect and lat stretches, presses on the box, swan, elephant and knee stretch, to mention a few.

But what can go wrong when doing these exercises? Why should a Pilates Instructor worry about correct head and shoulders position?

In this video the students learn techniques to identify and correct wrong head and shoulders’ position hands on by doing exercises on the Reformer under the guidance of their instructor.

By watching this life teachers’ class you can learn basic techniques to correct wrong head and shoulder positioning following a life demonstration of performing exercises such as presses and Elephant on the reformer. Find out what can typically go wrong while doing these exercises and how to cue your clients to correct faulty head and shoulder positions using your hand touch so that they avoid potential injury.

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