The Classical Pilates Mat Exercises Listed

by BASI Pilates

It’s March, and that means we’ve been joining in  the online #MarchMatness celebration of the classical Pilates Mat Exercises. At BASI, we often say the Mat Work is the Crown Jewel of Pilates. So, by way of encouraging your mat workouts, we thought you might enjoy having a copy and paste list of the classical Pilates mat exercises in the order Joseph Pilates presents them in his book Return to Life Through Contrology.

Find videos of these exercises as well as many more at BASI Pilates on YouTube .

The Classical Pilates Mat Exercises

Hundred
Roll Up
Roll Over
One Leg Circle
Rolling Back (rolling like a ball)
One Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch
Spine Stretch
Rocker with Open Legs                                            Rocker
Cork-Screw
Saw
Swan-Dive
One Leg Kick
Double Leg Kick
Neck Pull
Scissors
Bicycle
Shoulder Bridge
Spine Twist
Jack Knife
Side Kick
Teaser
Hip Twist
Swimming
Leg Pull – Front
Leg Pull
Side Kick Kneeling
Side Bend
Boomerang
Seal
Crab
Rocking
Control Balance
Push Up

Watch demonstrations of these exercises on BASI Pilates YouTube Channel .

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