Rolling like a Ball is a Classical Pilates exercise. Rolling Like a Ball follows One Leg Circles and precedes the Ab Series of Five. The rhythmic rolling gives the spine a much needed massage. Begin by sitting on the Mat, hugging your legs into the chest with hands on your shins. Open your knees to the width of your shoulders and dive your head between your knees. Balance with your feet off the Mat and roll back on to your shoulder blades and back up. Beginners can work with a more open shape, rolling with hands under knees or focus on just balancing. Advanced clients can roll further back than shoulder blades. This exercise can be performed with a Magic Circle in hands or between the ankles with hands behind the thighs. Inhale as you roll back and exhale on the roll up.