Lie face up on a mat with your legs extended and your arms by your sides.
Inhale deeply as you place your arms above your head, directly above your shoulders.
Exhale, extending your hands and feet in opposite directions for 20 seconds or more while breathing normally.
The Pilates Full Body Stretch is a wonderful way to release tired abdominal muscles after performing a long series of abdominal exercises. This move also targets the latissimus dorsi, as well as the pectoral muscles, and is a great component of any core Pilates routine.