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Spot the Difference: Mermaid

Lead Instructor Trainer Rie Sakamoto uses the V2 Max Plus Reformer to demonstrate Mermaid.

Question: Which picture shows the correct position?

Mermaid - Photo A Photo A
Mermaid - Photo B Photo B

Answer: Photo A

In Photo A, Rie’s scapulae on the side of the both the gesturing arm and the supporting arm are stabilized, and the spine is in lateral flexion from cervical to lumbar spine.

In Photo B, Rie's spine is not laterally flexed but straight. Rie is pressing the Reformer carriage by abducting the arms instead of laterally flexing the spine and the shoulders are not stabilized but overly elevated.

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