Developing greater core stability is the key to transforming your yoga practice, notes Natasha Rizopoulos. With good core stability, alignment in yoga poses becomes more effortless, as the body’s need for compensating for weak areas diminishes. Learn two yoga poses to keep your core strong and balanced.In yoga, we hear a lot about the core, and the importance of core strength. But what exactly is the core and what does it mean to cultivate core strength in a balanced way?
In this yoga practice video, Natasha offers a balanced practice to build core strength, not just in the abdominal muscles and obliques, but to strengthen all the muscles involved in core stability.
What is Core Stability in Yoga?
Core stability relates to the body’s ability to keep the balance between the movement of the limbs in relation to the strong, central core of the trunk (torso and pelvis). With growing core stability, your alignment in yoga poses begins to take on a far more effortless character, as the body’s need for compensating for weak areas diminishes.
Natasha shares the two key yoga postures to do every day, to keep your core strong in a balanced way all life long. In her experience, Natasha notes, those of her students who do these postures every day transform their practice dramatically.
Please pay special attention to the great alignment details Natasha offers to ensure you don’t sag in plank poses and that you create maximum engagement of all your core muscles in a balanced way.