Benefits of Core Foundation and Strength Classes
The word ‘Core’ is one of those over-used, little-defined words that come up in fitness and now in yoga. Many look at their abs and think “core”. Yet this is only the superficial part and even at that not the whole picture. Core should really be thought about as the deepest support in the center of the body, within the pelvis and on the base of the spine, and moving out from there to the outer trunk muscles of the back and abdomen.
Cultivate Your Center
- Physically : focus of effort below navel, using legs, power of lower abdomen with pelvis
- Mentally : attention placed at the center of the body, below the navel, base of spinal cord, ensuring engagement physically but channeling mental activity to the core of the body, and in this case a body-mind complex
- Energetically : a balance of strength with coordinated control below the navel influences parasympathetic activity while gaining from hormonal release and regulation from activity in the legs, to impact mitochondria function, and improve metabolism.
Balance comes from effort-with-focus and regulation of bodily activities.