Herniabible Pilates Exercises

8. Leg Lifts

Leg lifts

Start with your knees bent in the neutral position. Lift one leg, still keeping your back in the neutral position. Donít lift your knee too high. Breathe in while your leg is up. As you breathe out, lower the leg as if you are dipping your toe into a pool of water. (Do not arch your back.) Then bring the leg up again, breathing in as you do so. Repeat five times then do the same with the other leg. The movements should be very slow and controlled, and the most important thing in this exercise is to keep your back in the neutral position.
     If you feel your back move, practise this exercise keeping your leg still without dipping, hold for five breaths, then change to the other leg.