9. Gentle Pilates R&R 1

Rest & Recovery
By: DOSE Running

Viola leads a beautiful Rest & Recovery that rinses out any stresses you’ve been holding onto.
There is a gentle yet consistent focus on massaging your joints, lengthening your muscles, moving with your breath and moving your whole body.
Have a cushion handy for this one, propping it under your hips when doing the Z/mermaid sit can assist your ability to enjoy the stretch, or when Viola goes into a shoe horn stretch (cross legged with knees stacked on top of each other), prop the cushion under your bottom to raise the hips.
There should be no knee pain (ever) but some of these shapes can cause discomfort depending on the internal and external range of your hips. Work with your body and never push through pain.