The core or the center of our body holds a very significant aspect of our physiological, emotional and psychological activities.
The following forms the center of the body:
The core muscles: Is a complex series of muscles that goes far beyond the abs including everything besides the arms and legs. It is incorporated in almost every movement of the human body.
The digestive organs: process the food we eat and convert them into vital energy which we need to sustain our body.
Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus): is situated behind the navel is the center of self-assertion, dynamism and dominance. Manipura also provides energy to digestive organs to function to its optimal level.
Senior Anusara yoga teacher Desirée Rumbaugh describes the core as “what supports us spiritually in our lives, and physically in our yoga practice. If our core is weak, the ups and downs of life are much harder to take. A strong core makes us more resilient.”
We need to develop both strength and endurance of core muscles to maximise the benefit which are wide ranging. Following are the some benefits when working to strengthen core:
- Improved posture
- Strong back to reduce the chances of back pain
- Tone and detox whole digestive system
- Day to day movements becomes easier to do
- Improved agility
- Better balance
- Balanced and activated Manipura chakra which gives energy to digestive organs so that they can perform well, induces confidence, positive energy and vitality to have a fulfilled and valued life experience.
In the 2 hour workshop you will learn how to use yoga asana, pryanamas, Bandhas and meditation to bring core stability and balance Manipura Chakra.