Christie is going to now show you the round back, flat back and reaching summit massage. So Christie please, you'll notice that we have a sticky here on the carriage that's useful to help from sliding on the carriage or to help you keep your clothing on your body. So Christie will sit on the sticky as close as she can towards the front of the carriage, knowing that she's also going to need to orient her shoulders over her pelvis. So depending on the flexibility of the student, you may need to back up slightly to find that we'll bring the feet up onto the foot bar in a small V shape. And now Christie has her arms pressing back into the reformer, into the edge of the reformer. She's oriented her shoulders just over her pelvis.
The head is lifted in line with the spine and she's found this nice long round C curve. There's an inhale to prepare on the XL. Christie draws in with her abdominal. She presses out, she goes down and up and pulls in. She presses out, down, up, and in. As she's moving, you will see that shape of the spine saying very, very consistent, very stable. She's not only thinking about pulling from her waist to press out, but she's also thinking about pulling from her waist as Sheridan bends her knees to bring the carriage in. The exhale breath goes out. She continues the exhale and inhales to come in.
Okay, Christie, take your arms back. She comes back to the shoulder block. She lifts her spine. So again, we're looking for that line of the shoulders just over the hip joints and we're gonna let the elbows be a little bit Ben. And we're going to do the same breath pattern and the same leg pattern. So exhale down, up, pull in, exhale down, up and in. And again, notice the stability in the spine. Notice the conscious efforting of coming from the abdominal area.
Same breath pattern and this is the most difficult one. Christie's going to reach forward. She keeps that lift in her spine as she presses out under op and Paul's out under up. There's a sense of lifting up out of the pelvis with this spine and we're keeping that nice length in the spine. Again, notice the spinal stability that's happening here that's very difficult to do, and she's doing a beautiful job. Last time stomach massage series.