Thank You, it's been toooo long since your last Reformer class !! This was a really great moving, flowing class. loved the cues and the attention to the strap lengths. and they were smooth transitions too :)
Hi Madeline, how wonderful to have you here in my studio in Bremen..! This was a wonderful workout and as always - the little specialities make the Madeline-Style-Wow-Effect! One thing I didn't quite understand is the cue to "go into the extensors" for the long spine movement. Do you have an additional cue how to find them? This might seem a stupid question but I rather ask it.. Thank you!
Hi Silke! Nice to connect with you this way. Your question is a good one. By placing your attention on the area that may not typically be paid attention to is why I said the cue. The whole extensor group is obviously not bowing the spine but working as a stabilizer as the spine is lowering into the Reformer. If I were working with someone, a hands-on cue is best to feel the engagement. It is easier on the Cadillac with long springs doing a similar Long Spine, hold the straps as they lower and cue them to resist very lightly as they are lowering. You pull up a bit. Hope that makes sense. I can show you next time I see you in Germany!