Swan is also a chest and hip opener, and a stretch for the front body that nevertheless makes you keep your integration in the front. You don't get to forget your legs or hips either.
Swan will go with you throughout your Pilates journey. We do it on the mat where there are several variations (see below). We also do swan exercises on the large Pilates equipment like the reformer, chair, barrel, and pole system. So it behooves you to build your swan consciously and conscientiously. Let's start with the swan prep on the mat.
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