Foundations to Movement
Without what is called our
we would not be able to move.
Our core holds us together supporting our rib cage,
pelvis, and spine as we move, sit, and stand.
The abdominals are the most important core stabilizers,
but they are not the only stabilizers. The core also includes
the diaphragm, the pelvic floor, and back muscles.
There are four abdominal muscles, and they work together.
The deepest of the four abdominals muscles is the transversus abdominis.
This muscle, together with the erector muscles of the back, act like
a girdle around the front of the lower abdomen.
Strengthening this deep abdominal muscle can reduce as much as 40%
of the pressure on the low back when it contracts during lifting.
In this Foundations to Movement course,
you will learn how to find, feel, and strengthen the core muscles.
As you practice the principles you learn in the course
you will find that you have less back pain and more ease of movement.
The course is divided into six modules
each with detailed written instructions.
Module one: diaphragmatic breathing
Module two: transversus abdominis and pelvic floor muscles
integrated with diaphragmatic breathing
Module three: finding neutral pelvis and neutral spine
Module four: exercises to strengthen the back muscles
Module five: pelvic floor movement and control
Module six: applying what you have learned in yoga poses