Assisted roll-ups - 5 moves for Pilates - Women's Health & Fitness
5. Assisted roll-up:

Start with the legs in tabletop and the hands holding the back of the thighs. Inhale at the bottom and exhale to curl up with the head, neck and shoulders and continue to roll up through the body until you are seated.

As you sit tall, inhale to lengthen the spine and ground the feet down on the mat. Exhale to tuck the tailbone under and begin to roll back down smoothly so you are lying on your back.

Focus on drawing the abdominals back towards the spine rather than pushing them out. If you feel that you get stuck on the way rolling up, push through the feet and feel them propel you to a seated position.

Repeat 6 to 8 times.