Feel graceful and elegant in the Cadillac version of Monkey. Flexibility if a must when it comes to achieving this cool down exercise.
Photo by Jonathan Ment,
used by permission of Rhinebeck Pilates.
Preps- Open Leg Rocker, Tendon Stretch, Tree, Roll Up
Form- nose to knees, relaxed shoulders, stay heavy in your bones, hands and feet securely on bar (teachers should spot), head hangs off mat before you begin
*Avoid if you have low back issues such as disc injuries, sciatica, or osteoporosis. Might be too compact of a position for most men.
Modify- don't straighten legs fully
How to Advance- add point/flex of toes at top, pull chest to ankles to get deeper