Spread Eagle Exercise

Spread Eagle is a great example of an easy standing back exercise to help you work on your spine extension.  It is fabulous for getting the spine moving from the top and from the bottom.  And since Spread Eagle is a standing exercise, it is different than practicing arching exercises, like the Swan in Pilates Matwork, where you’re lying down on your stomach, because gravity affects us much differently in a standing position. Use the Pilates Spread Eagle exercise to help improve the mobility of your ribcage for better spine articulation, and help you really feel the ribs changing positions as you move the back from flexion to extension. Check out this video and give it a try!