Focus on Core Strength for Safe Movement

by | Oct 3, 2019 | Lupus Blog | 0 comments

For the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing the importance of movement.  

Life is movement. The ability to move functionally is something so worth fighting for.

Too often we spiral down during a flare to the point where we lose our mobility.

But remember how movement requires muscles, muscles require neural input, and metabolism requires mobility.

Quality vs Quantity

All this to say that we must retain our ability to move.

The biggest problem I see today is the lack of mind-body connection.  

Our minds are not connected with our bodies so most of us move dysfunctionally.

Quality of movement is important for us because we don’t want to create more pain in our muscles and joints. 

So how do we move efficiently without straining our bodies?

We do so with CORE activation.

Whether you’re walking, golfing, playing tennis, or doing yoga, without core control, we lack the ability to move safely.

We are not born with a manual for moving our bodies.  We have to practice to be good at it.  

So if you’re looking to add movement into your life, it’s a good idea for you to be mindful of your core activation in all that you do.

What is the Core?

Core muscles are the foundation for any movement.  There are 4 essential muscles that make up the core: transversus abdominus, multifidus, pelvic floor, and the diaphragm.

For those of you who follow me on YouTube, you know how much I emphasize the importance of the core in our yoga.

You can activate it through your breath.

Using your breath allows you to connect your mind to your body. This connection will enhance your ability to activate the core through the breath.  

Once you master your ability to activate your core, you can learn to move without pain.

We’ve been doing a series on the importance of movement in our lives.

This Friday, I’ll go live and show you how to activate your core on our Facebook page, so I hope to see you there.

Thanks again for joining me. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Also please subscribe to our podcast Health Made Easy on iTunes.

See you soon

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This