Teaser is hard, but so worth it. It is a quick trip to flat abs and more importantly, a great core strength builder.
Look for teaser to challenge your balance and symmetry. Keep in mind that Teaser is meant to be performed smoothly, with control. (see Pilates principles)
Full Pilates teaser is even harder - with both legs extended. However, I recommend that you give this version a try first. Even if you know Teaser, it is sometimes good to go back and check your basics.
- Lie on your back with your knees bent at a 45 degree angle. Arms by your sides, palms up. You are in neutral spine. Take a moment to breathe, open your chest, let your back ribs drop, and relax your shoulders.
- Legs are parallel - make sure hips, knees, ankles and feet line up.
- Extend One Leg - the knees are at the same height
- Leave your ribcage down as you bring your arms in an arc overhead, as you would in arms over.