This exercise targets the abdominals.
Start by laying on your back and place the Pilates ball between your feet. Your arms should be over your head.
Exhale and pull your navel toward your spine. Slowly lift the ball up over your head until your legs are parallel with the floor. If you feel any strain in your neck, do not bring your feet so far over your head. Your arms and shoulders should remain relaxed. Inhale, then exhale and slowly lower yourself back to the start position. Repeat 5-8 times.