Are you contracting or collapsing?

Often when performing Pilates exercises that Involve forward bending, or side bending, from Seated or standing positions I notice people simply Collapsing their upper body onto the lower body. This neither improves posture nor strength. While Forward- or side-bending, keep your mind focused on contracting the muscles that are shortening, and elongating the muscles that are lengthening, on your side or back. Doing this with your mental awareness will achieve both improved flexibility and strength!

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