Isn’t the human body an amazing creation? Everything is connected! The simple act of drawing your navel to your spine activates your back and abdominal muscles.
Starting with the deepest supports of your spine all the way out to your 6-pack, every layer of muscle joins forces with the one before it to strengthen your back and firm your abdominals. And all because you pulled in your belly button!
As you exhale and drop your navel to your spine, another powerful visualization is to imagine a zipper taking the energy from your navel up under your rib cage. Notice how much more power you have during your Pilates workout. Take your invisible zipper with you throughout your day and see how such a simple step can change how you sit and move. Your back will thank you at the end of the day!