Windmill in the Air is a variation of the original Pilates exercises "Scissors in the Air" and "Bicycles in the Air". We've added Windmill in the Air to challenge core strength and stability. The Windmill occurs on the barrels in the classical P...
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Kimberly: Welcome to the Pilates on Fifth Video Podcast. I am Kimberly. Katherine: And I am Katherine. Kimberly: Today's exercise is a Windmill in the Air. So we have done Scissors in the Air and Bicycles in the Air and now we are adding a Windmill in the Air. So go ahead and lie supine and we will start from a neutral pelvis, we will contract the abdominals and roll the pelvis to a supportive position, take one up in the table top on the inhale, same inhale the other leg comes up to table top and exhale those legs reach out on the diagonal. Inhale, hinge the leg towards you and send the weight over, the legs overhead, the waist between the shoulders and exhale reach both legs up to the ceiling as the hands come to support the lower back. So you will find the value of your waist band. Now we are going immediately move on the inhale the right leg comes towards us first. So we inhale switch, same inhale switch. Now in the exhale, a long circle, the leg has come around and we do inhale, inhale, exhale -- I have to stand here or I will get clobbered by her legs and inhale, inhale, exhale reach, notice that this leg does not just past the horizontal. So we are keeping like there is a little glass, oopsy, pane here and we don't want to break that glass. So nothing goes below the horizontal, exhale and last time let me see if I cannot get myself killed, notice that the leg keeps reaching around there. To finish both legs come up, hands come back to the mat and then you roll down sequentially through the spine, bend those knees and then the feet come down one at a time and that is Windmill in the Air. If you would like more information on our New York Studio Pilates on Fifth, our certification program, Pilates Academy International, please log on to pilatesonfifth.com. We also have a new website, ultimatepilatesworkouts.com that has lots of free full length mat workouts. So check that out as well. Thank you. Katherine: Thank you.

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