As a registered Kinesiologist and C-IAYT Yoga Therapist Trainer, I hear a lot about core training.
Particularly that core training is the thing that will help reduce pain and improve posture.
This isn't wrong.
And yet, for many people their posture and pain aren't changing, despite doing "core work".
Many people think that "core work" is all about their abdomen.
They pull their navel to their spine, press their back to the floor and/or pull up their pelvic floor.
And while these exercises may provide relief in the short term, many people are not experiencing long term improvements.
In fact, I have found many people who follow these instructions exclusively, become more rigid, more braced and experience more pain.
For a moment - pause the thinking that your core is your abdomen - and look at what your core actually DOES.
When the core is working optimally it:
A lot of people stagnate in their progress because they don't shift up their in exercises beyond early stage recovery.
Remember, in the early stages, particularly when there is injury and protection, the focus often needs to be on small movement, specific muscle engagement, and learning to reconnect and retrain our core.
And to progress to the next level of success, the focus often needs to shift to adaptability, agility, variability - for example, using muscles in different order, having more than one movement strategy to fall back on.
If the shift isn't made, sustainable results will often be elusive.
Over the past 25 years, I have worked with thousands of people - people from all walks of life - who had tried “everything” but have yet to have lasting success.
I help them recognize where they needed to focus their "core efforts". Whether it is the retraining of small component movement or the expansion of capability, adaptability and variability.
As a result, they have been able to tap into a whole new level of success - effortless effort, better performance, more suppleness.... and more "Ninja-warrior"-like movement.
If you find yourself in the same frustrating situation and want results, I have created an online program to help you gain more success.
This two-hour online training will always be available for you, so you can come back and review the teachings whenever you want.
I have a BSC. Kinesiology and have been helping people reduce and eradicate pain for 25 years. I have also been a bridge between the medical world and yoga. Two of my programs have been studied at the University of Calgary and both showed benefit for supporting people and their wellbeing. I am the author and presenter of I Love Anatomy and Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries.
I have been training teachers and health professionals in yoga therapy since 2001 and am the lead teacher in the highly successful C-IAYT Accredited Functional Synergy Yoga Therapy Program.
As a young student of yoga, I began to combine the ancient practices of yoga with my BSc. Kinesiology at a Vancouver pain clinic. Soon after I was asked by Olympic sports teams to help their athletes optimize their function for better performance. By designing therapy programs that utilize sound anatomical principles of kinesiology with the time-honoured practices of gentle yoga, I have enabled people to find pain relief, feel good, and rediscover vitality in their lives.
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