Core Yoga

Core Yoga

Functional Core Connections

The most common misconception about core strength is that it merely means having strong abdominals—like the washboard stomach achieved by developing your rectus abdominis muscle.

In truth, functional core strength means having balanced flexibility, control, and power in all of the muscles in the core of your body. To move safely and efficiently, our core should be providing most of the support and be doing most of the work. Our extremities should simply be an extension of what’s happening in our core.

If your core is out of balance, you’re at risk for back pain, back spasms, disc problems, scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis, sciatica, joint pain and injuries! 

In this core focussed class, we will activate the deep inner unit including the transversus abdominus, internal oblique, diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles. We access these through pranayama/specific breathing techniques and mindful movement. 

In addition to functional integration, good core function also enhances both physiological and emotional digestion. By stoking the Agni/digestive fire, we are better primed to assimilate food, emotions and life experiences, impacting our overall well-being.

Mondays, 4.45 - 6.00 pm

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