Tutorial #3789

The Reach: Upper Body

5 min - Tutorial


Learn how the two-way stretch you experience in Pilates can relate to all of your movements in this tutorial by Andrea Maida. She specifically addresses the Reach in Stomach Massage to show how this upper body stretch can be used as a singular focus for your workouts. By looking at oppositional forces, you will be able to better connections while you deepen your practice.
What You'll Need: Reformer (No Box)

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Jun 09, 2019
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Hi, I'm Andrea. And today I have a tutorial for you. I very much enjoy looking at the plot, these exercises through the lens of the oppositional forces that are in the body a sometimes that's called t...


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Andrea is an awesome teacher.  I hope she will make more videos!  Her passion for and explanation of Pilates are inspiring.
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Thank you so much for all your kind words! So glad you liked this video and stay tuned for a couple more tutorials and some workouts around this Pilates theme :) xox
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Thank you Andrea for this great tutorial!  It's wonderful to see you here on PA - you're a great addition to their instructor list.
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Hi there - Thank you so much for watching and for your kind words of congratulations :) I'm excited to be here too! 
Wow, what an absolute treat to see you here on PA! You’re an amazing teacher & I am very happy you’ll have more classes coming up. 
Hi Kristine! Thank you so much for the warm welcome and your kind words :) 
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Being a former dancer who sees all movement in lines - which defines these oppositional forces - I thoroughly enjoyed listening to and watching this video. Thank you for putting to words what my thoughts try to convey!
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Hi Kimberly :) Thanks so much for watching my tutorial - so glad you are finding it to be helpful! I sure love me some opposition LOL 
Thoroughly enjoyable, love the reach and the opposition, which I feel makes more spaces in the body, Thank you Andrea lovely meeting you on PA.
Thank you so much Taghrid - yes that wonderful feeling of length and space in the body - yum! Can't get enough of it I agree :) Lovely to meet you here as well xox

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