A great exercise for increasing range of motion of the spine.
1) Sit tall on the exercise ball and place your hands in the pockets of the Pilates band. When your arms are stretched out in front of you, your hands should be approximately shoulder width apart.
2) Exhale and turn toward the right, keeping your back straight. Your hips should remain facing forward. Your neck and shoulders should remain relaxed.
3) Inhale and stretch your arms toward the ceiling, without shrugging your shoulders. Hold for 2-3 seconds, then lower your arms and return to the start position. Repeat 3-5 times to each direction.