That Keeps You Healthy & Well
“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!” That is one way to get to the core of the matter. However, there is another core that matters. Your core!
The exercise studio I have been going to for two years now really opened my eyes and awareness to the function of my core.
***Please note I am not a doctor or health professional. I am writing about my personal experiences. Thank You!***
Your core is more than your abs and stomach. Your core matters to your strength and overall health and wellness. Your whole body is connected through your core.
Who knew there was so many layers as well as deep layers of the core. This blew my mind! In focusing on your core you perform movements more safely and effectively.
I have learned that your core does matter in ALL that you do!
The Pelvic Floor
I remember first starting out and the instructor talking about our pelvic floor. It was so nonchalant and just put out into the open. I was thinking to myself who talks about the functioning of one’s pelvic floor. I thought I was pretty open about my body until the pelvic floor was openly talked about!
A pelvic floor that is properly strengthened has health benefits. It helps with prevention, pain and discomfort and dysfunctions. It helps with your overall core strength and that helps your body move and be in motion, including improving your posture!
There are many aspects when it comes to being open about your body and being body aware! One is being comfortable with who you are and how you feel in your body!
Think about how you simply hold yourself up throughout the day!
One benefit is more effective breathing! Really knowing how to inhale and exhale. Especially when engaging your core and connecting to the deep layers of the core. Breathing helps release stress and tension as well as clears your mind and body!
Stress affects your whole being! When to release, respond or react by tuning into your self awareness. Tapping into your self care tool kit to protect yourself. A great stress reliever as well as self care is how you use movement (i.e. standing, stretching, taking deep breathes, going for a walk, etc.)!
My biggest take away! Slowing down while practicing. In using control and a smaller range of motion your help yourself create stability and strength throughout your whole being. Injury prevention is key to being a healthy and well being too.
Lessons I Have Learned . . .
- I breath better. I am learning how to maintain my stress level.
- I have become more in tune to my whole being, especially in how my body moves. I decrease my range of motion and focus in on my core activation.
- I have learned to tap into my body’s energy through practicing.
- I create power for my whole being through my energies and increasing my strength and stamina.
- I have learned how to use and engage my body in everything I do, especially posture, movement and motion.
- I can create space and lengthen my whole body. I am practicing and learning how to lengthen properly and safely.
- I am seeing results in my tone, movement, posture, etc.
My quality of life has changed for the better too! I am continuing to practice and learn . . . From core connection to strengthening the pelvic floor to breathing and everything in between!