- Look up – and the neck extensor muscles kick in.
- Look down – and the neck flexors start working.
- Look straight ahead – and the front and back of the neck should be doing just enough work to balance and hold the neck position.
Using Eye Focus and Pilates Exercise to Improve Form & Function for Healthy Movement Habits I know I’ve written about this topic in the past, but recently have been cueing my clients and drawing their attention to where they’re looking during different exercises. It doesn’t matter WHAT the exercise is, where the eyes focus can have an effect on how well you will be able to find and use the right muscles for the movement. The eyes can help or hinder movement initiation, stabilization, and articulation of the spine.