Another common modification is for you to know about is how to sit up a little more efficiently. So if you're having difficulty in Mat classes, in any of the exercises where we're asking you to sit up tall, something like, like this, which is not as easy for some people to achieve. What we're looking for here is posture and ease in sitting. So if that's not you and you're having difficulty, what you need to think about is how we want to lift your pelvis up a little bit higher and change the angle of your leg to your trunk. So two ways you may want to choose a small pillow, something like this. Again, it's just to raise you up a little bit. A pillow is a little bit immobile, so you may have l still a little bit of challenge to get up straight.
You could also bend your knees while sitting on the prop. That's really one of the best modifications. So something like this, but more commonly you'll be, um, but more commonly is something like a box, a small box like this. Many Pilati studios have this, but if you don't have one at home, let us know. We can help resource you to find one or maybe a stack of books or a blanket or several blankets. Again, that raise you up. But I'll have you take a look at what this looks like. And this is much better.
My pelvis is quite a bit higher than the leg angle, much easier for the joint at the hip. And again, what we're after is the ability to sit up with ease. So if you're having difficulty sitting up with ease, you need to get something to sit on to raise your height, change the angle of your leg to your trunk is located.