A teaser exercise is part of the classic Pilates mat sequence. It takes a lot of strength, flexibility, control, and balance—all things we like to develop in Pilates.
Teaser, when done properly, is one of those Pilates exercises that falls into the category of "flat stomach exercises."
Begin lying down, arms along your sides and your legs straight down on the mat.
Bring your chin to the chest. Begin to roll up, scooping the abdominals and extending the arms and legs to a 45-degree angle from the floor, balancing on your sitz bones.
Your arms should be parallel to your legs. Keep your chest up and steady your breath! Hold the teaser for 10 seconds and roll back down.
To enhance this exercise, send your arms straight to the ceiling while keeping your legs at a 45-degree angle.