Tutorial #1198

Before the Hundred

20 min - Tutorial


Before the Hundred was developed by Cara Reeser's mentor Kathy Grant for the dancers at New York University. Cara begins by showing the different breathing techniques that Kathy taught: Percussive Breathing, Accordion Breathing, and Ball Breathing. For centering, she demonstrates Kathy's Song, which is used to get the body organized before movement begins. Then, Cara explains Head Lifts, the "My name is" Sit Up, and Slant Board Pelvic Tilts. All of these concepts were used by Kathy to create awareness and align the body before going into the Pilates exercises.
What You'll Need: No props needed

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Oct 09, 2013
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This%20was%20so%20helpful%20when%20viewi ng%20Kathy's%20mat%20class....now%20the% 20ball%20breathing%20cue%20makes%20sense %20to%20me.%20%20I%20bet%20you%20hugged% 20her%20as%20often%20as%20you%20could... .she%20appeared%20tough%20but%20I%20bet% 20she%20gave%20great%20hugs.%20%20Cara%2 C%20you%20have%20really%20demonstrated%2 0your%20own%20strong%20gifts%20of%20teac hing%20and%20expression%20of%20movement% 20but%20you%20have%20represented%20your% 20roots%20with%20Kathy%20so%20well!!%20% 20Thanks%20for%20all%20of%20your%20hard% 20work%20to%20share%20this!
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Angel, I am so glad , more to come for this section. Thank you. I will keep the good work coming your way.

Cara, I loved learning the ball breathing- can't wait to use it with my people. The song- how amazing that feeling! Thank you!!! for sharing this work!
Again, a massive thank you! Learned so much!
Thank you Cara! Always learn so much from you. Big hug!
Thank you Cara, I keep singing and smiling :)
Thank you, Cara, for sharing this work! Just beautiful!
Thanks ladies. I am glad you are enjoying. It makes me smile and sing indeed.
Only just seen this! wow how wonderful ..really great teaching Cara thank you! i am a singer as well as a pilates fanatic and this is just fabulous!!
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Thank you for sharing, Cara! I absolutely love the imagery of the bands - I don't think I'll ever teach the Roll Up the same again.
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