Hi, my name is Sarah Luna. And today we're going over lower back exercises for ballet. Ballet requires that the spinal extensors are really strong in order to do arabesque and cambre back. So I'm here today at Equinox South Bay in the Pilates studio to show you some really great Pilates exercises to help you get that strong back. So we're going to lay all the way down on the Pilates reformer on top of the long box. Go and get your arms nice and wide on the foot bar and we're going to start the swan so that we start opening up the back. Take an inhale with the chest up. Exhale and lower it back down. Make sure to keep those arms nice and straight and the chest wide. Then we're going to flip around the other direction. Grab a hold of your straps. Pull them back towards the hips as you extend your chest off of the box and lower it back down. Make sure you have control while you are doing this. Using the arms, connecting them into the back and squeezing those low back muscles. We're going to lower the straps down, reach those arms up and go ahead and start to swim. Opposite arm as leg kick up and off. Breathing nice and easy, arching through the back and kicking those legs behind you. These three Pilates exercises are awesome for strengthening the low back for ballet.