It’s time to get LYT at the core! The core is (in simple terms) defined as the portion of the body that contains everything but the limbs and extremities. Most people think of the core as just the abdominal muscles, but it is so much more than that. The core contains the abs, scapulae, the mid and lower back, the obliques and so much more. All of these components work in conjunction with one another to perform the daily tasks needed for common biomechanics.
Think about the diamond shape between the pubic bone, the naval, and the two ASIS’s. Proper engagement of the core in plank not only tightens the tummy and midsection but also utilizes the glutes as well. Rising into dolphin pull that diamond up towards the sky and think of it as if you were trying to tuck that diamond up and back in to the pelvis - keeping everything tight and close together. This is a great movement to realize how the core is to remain tight and you work your way through the motion.
In all movements that you do in today’s flow, I want you to constantly check in on the diamond that everything is drawn in and together. In the more challenging poses, really dig deep into your core to help you stabilize and draw strength. Don’t also forget to breathe! Breathing is so incredibly underrated in working the core - the deep inhalation and full exhalation helps to further tighten and engage the core muscles both front and back!
I want you to think less about big range movements, and more about drawing the core in and keeping everything tight and together. Coming into savasana, really feel the neurological transition into quiet, stillness, and calmness in the body. The more connected we are to our core, the smarter we are in our movement patterns. All strength and energy is drawn from and projected from the core - it guides us in all of our movements in our daily lives! Let us get more LYT in our core to feel more light and to illuminate the lights in our own lives. Namaste!
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