Lie on your back. Arms by sides with palms on the mat. Bend knees towards the chest. Curl up head, neck and shoulders. Hover arms up to the height of the abdominal wall. Extend legs long to 45 degrees. Heels together and toes apart (pilates stance). Vigorously pump arms up and down. Inhale through the mouth for 5 counts and exhale through the mouth for 5 counts (one set). Bring head and feet down to the mat. Repeat.
Lie flat on the back with legs together. Reach arms overhead shoulder-width apart. Palms facing forward. Inhale, reach overhead and curl head and shoulders off the mat. Exhale, peel spine off the mat, rounding forward and bringing the crown of the head towards knees. Keep arms parallel to the mat. Abdominals draw into the spine. Inhale, roll back down to start.
Lie on the back with legs together. Arms by side. Draw abs towards the mat. Inhale, lift legs to 90 degrees. Exhale, reach legs up and over (C curve in the spine). Slowly lower the legs one vertebra at a time to the mat.
Lay flat on back with arms by side. One leg straight on the mat with foot flexed and the other leg up towards the ceiling. Circle top leg across the body, down, and around while keeping pelvis stable for 5 circles. Reverse circle in the other direction, circling leg away from the body, down, and around. Repeat on the other leg.
Sit with knees bent. Feet flat on the floor. Hands hold the front of knees (one hand on each knee). Bring forehead towards knees. You now look like a ball. Stay a ball as you roll back to the tips of the shoulder blades. Return to the start by engaging abdominals as the brake to the rolling. Balance in the start position. Repeat.
Lie on your back. Curl head and shoulders off the mat. Bend both knees into the chest. Extend one leg straight as you place both hands on the opposite shin. Outside hand places near the ankle. Inside hand places near the knee. Switch legs, extending the opposite leg straight and pulling the opposite knee into your hands. Continue switching the legs.
Lie on your back. Stretch legs away from you. Keep legs squeezed together and toes pointed. Pull legs back into Tabletop Position. Repeat. Lower head and legs to mat.
Sit tall. Straighten legs. Flex feet. Reach arms forward parallel to the mat. Palms face down. Exhale, roll forward through spine. Draw abs in. Keep arms parallel to the mat. Inhale, roll up stacking spine to return to start.
Balance on sit bones. Knees bent. Grasp hands around ankles. Straighten one leg then the other into a V (legs are shoulder-width apart or wider). Tip pubic bone towards the nose to initiate rock back to shoulder blades and rock back to start position.
Lie on your back. Press arms into the mat. Legs together. Lift legs straight to the ceiling. Roll over bringing legs parallel to the floor, with hips and feet level. Inhale, shift both legs to the right. Roll down through right side of back. Exhale, circle legs around and roll over through left side of back, returning legs to start. Reverse.
Lie on your back. Legs together. Arms overhead. Palms face forward. Inhale, reach arms overhead and curl head and shoulders off the mat. Exhale, peel spine off mat, rounding forward and bringing the crown of the head towards knees. Keep arms parallel to the mat. Abs draw into the spine. Inhale, roll down to start position.
Lie on stomach with legs together. Hands by head. Lift abs away from floor while sending tailbone to the floor. Press through hands into Swan, maintaining a long spine and lengthened neck. Release arms to side as body rocks forward. Maintaining the arc position of the body, the legs will lift up. Rock back onto thighs, lifting chest, and maintaining extension and arc position of body. Repeat.
Lie on stomach with legs straight and together. Prop yourself onto forearms, bringing elbows underneath shoulders. Kick one heel into your seat two times, reach the leg straight, and place it on the mat. Switch legs.
Lie on stomach. Turn head to place one cheek on mat. Place hands clasped and high up on back, with elbows dropping towards the mat. Kick both heels to the seat 3 times. Extend both legs straight as hands reach to feet while finding a back extension. Lower torso down and turn head to place opposite cheek on mat. Repeat.
Lie on back. Glue spine to mat. Place both hands at base of neck. Inhale, lift head and shoulders. Exhale, roll off mat bringing crown of head to knees. Inhale, stack spine up to seated. Exhale, tuck chin to chest, tuck tailbone, round spine down to mat.
Lie on back. Bend both knees in, and roll through spine, reaching both legs straight and parallel to the floor, and bend knees towards chest. Place hands high on back. Reach both legs to ceiling. Lower one straight leg to mat as you draw opposite straight leg towards your chest. Pulse the top leg towards you two times. Switch legs.
Lie on your back. Arms at the side. Straighten legs to the ceiling. Peel spine off the floor one vertebrae at a time. Hands at top of the pelvis (fingers point towards knees). Split legs with knees straight and toes pointed (legs like scissors). Bend front knee towards the face. Exhale and pedal front foot away from the face. Straighten the knee as you bring your back leg towards the face. Switch directions. To release bring both legs together and roll to start position.
Lie on back with knees bent. Feet hip distance apart. Peel tailbone and spine off the mat. Extend right leg to ceiling with foot pointed. Lower right leg towards the ground, flex foot and bring leg back to the ceiling. Repeat. Place right foot down onto mat. Repeat with left leg. To finish, roll spine and tailbone down to the mat.
Sit with legs together in front of body. Feet flexed. Raise arms to the side at shoulder height. Sit tall. Inhale, reach crown of head to ceiling. Exhale, twist torso to right, growing taller on the twist and pulsing twice. Inhale, return torso to centre. Exhale, twist torso to left, pulsing twice. Inhale, return to centre. Repeat.
Lie on right side in a straight line from shoulders to ankles. Prop head on right hand. Place left palm flat on the mat in front of your chest. Move both legs in front of hips on a slight diagonal. Lift top leg off bottom leg, and kick it forward twice. Lengthen leg as you sweep it to kick back. Perform 5 reps. Repeat on other side.
Lie flat on your belly with your arms stretched out in front. Legs outstretched behind. Squeeze inner thighs and heels together. Pull navel up off the mat. Raise the upper back and head off the mat slightly and simultaneously lift the right arm and left leg off the mat. Squeeze buttocks and press pubic bone down into the mat. Switch arms and legs and begin swimming, alternating arms and legs. Extend the body as much as possible.
Start on knees. Place hands on floor in front of you. Keep arms straight and elbows unlocked. Engage abs. Lean forward to put weight on hands. Shoulders over wrists. Keep a lot of space between shoulders and ears. With abs lifted, extend legs back so that they are straight and together. Toes curled under. Ears, shoulders, hips and heels in one long line. Extend one leg up as far as you can without rotating hips. Return foot to mat and extend other leg.
Sit with legs crossed. Bring hands behind back. Fingers point towards buttocks. Extend legs long and lift hips. All weight is supported by wrists. Lift right leg up and down. Lift left leg up and down. When lifting legs, engage inner thighs and lower abs.
Kneel onto the right knee. Place your right hand on the mat underneath the right shoulder. Left knee in line with the left foot. Right hip directly over the right knee. Place left hand behind head. Kick left leg forward and back while keeping torso stable. After a number of repetitions, place the left knee onto the mat and repeat on the other side.
Sit sideways with legs bent to one side. Top foot in front of the bottom foot (or stacked one on the other). Place supporting hand in line with seated hip a few inches in front of shoulder. Press into supporting hand, straighten legs to lift pelvis away from mat, making rainbow shape with body.
Stand with feet together. Roll down through spine and place hands on mat. Walk hands out until shoulders are over wrists and body is in plank position. Bend elbows towards ribs in a tricep push up. Repeat 5x. Lift pelvis. Walk hands back to feet. Roll up through spine to standing.