Class #2185

Mat Workout

55 min - Class
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Description

Find new strategies to work the correct muscles in this Mat workout with Sharon Gallagher-Rivera. She uses the Magic Circle to gather your center so you can find oppositional space. She includes multiple versions of exercises like the Hundred, Rolling like a Ball, Swan, and so much more!
What You'll Need: Mat, Magic Circle

About This Video

Transcript

Hi everybody. Uh, I'm Sharon Gallagher Rivera and we're going to do a magic circle mat class. So, uh, I'm going to have all of you, um, you recognize our Amy here taking class. I have also Jamie lions...

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Excellent and innovative, as always, Sharon!
Thank you so much Holly. I'm glad you enjoyed the new class.
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Awesome Magic circle class Sharon
Thank you Stephanie. I appreciate the positive feedback .
Pat
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Love seeing new ways to challenge with the circle. Thank you
Thank you Pat. I'm so glad you enjoyed the class.
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Hi Sharon--when you say "low spine to the mat" are you asking for a posterior tilt?
Hi Mickey. Thank you for this question. The answer really depends on your individual uniform development, meaning we are trying to balance our bodies with this work and you should self cue to that. But in general terms, when I use that cue I do not necessarily intend to move from the pelvis. It's incredibly strengthening and lengthening to find a spine flat to the mat without much of a posterior tilt. It depends on how you're initiating it as well. I try to cue lengthening of the pelvis away from the rib in those flat to the mat moments. Sometimes moving from a posterior tilt shortens the pelvis backward in space. I try to say "curl the tail up" instead of "tilt your pelvis" which initiates more from spine than pelvis and tends to encourage more length. I'm not totally positive which exercise(s) this was for either, so that may help me clarify better. Thank you again for such a thought provoking question.
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I so enjoyed your class. Kudos for maintaining a natural conversational tone to your instructions that is the mark (in my book) of a confident teacher who believes in herself and her message. I like that you did hands on corrections. We can all learn from each other's cues and corrections. It was fun to see your innovative exercises with the circle. Hope to see more of your videos.
Wow Cheryl. Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful compliments and feedback. It is nice to hear how the various layers of information are received. And yes I agree that every teacher must also be an eternal student. Thank you for that comment about learning from each other.
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