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Back & Core Strength

Back & Core Strength

You are only as young and as healthy as your spine is strong and supple.” ~ Ancient yogi saying

Are you ready to tap into the fountain of youth and feel more vibrant and energetic, no matter your chronological age? When you focus on practices designed to strengthen your center, you’re not just creating toned abdominals and back muscles, you’re boosting your overall health and wellness. Every movement you make, from yoga to sports to walking, involves your core.

This week, the spotlight is on how creating a powerful center helps tone your muscles, keeps your spine healthy, encourages healthy digestion and elimination, and balances your navel or Manipura Chakra. Here are a few of our favorite benefits of a strong powerhouse.

1. Create and Maintain a Healthy Spine: When you strengthen the core, which consists of your abdominals, your back and your trunk, you create a natural protective girdle for the spine. Your overall alignment and posture improve, which benefits you on and off the yoga mat. You’ll stand tall with ease and keep your spine flexible and stable.

Toned abdominals and strong back muscles, along with open hamstrings and hips, serve to prevent back pain and injury. A well-rounded yoga practice helps you target these three goals for long-term spinal wellness. Look at the work as an insurance policy to staying mobile and healthy!

2. Improves Digestion: A strong center doesn’t only address your muscles and bones but also stimulates your digestive organs. When you’re mindfully engaging the muscles of your trunk and also twisting and forward folding, you’re keeping your digestion and elimination flowing. You’ll release stagnant energy that can build up as disease. Because seventy percent of your immune system resides In your gut, keeping your center strong will help you feel your best.

3. Boosts Self-Confidence: Your Manipura or Navel Chakra is located in your center. Self-confidence, willpower, self-discipline, and fire are all qualities associated with the Manipura. When you’re out of balance here, you could feel insecure or unmotivated. Any exercises that involve your core and back help stoke the energy of Manipura. 

This week we’ve got four classes to power up every aspect of your center. Check them out today! 

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