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How to Engage Your Core

How to Engage Your Core

I recently answered a few questions for an article on Fresh Juice, found here. I also wanted to share with you some lengthier elaborations, as they may be of some use to my readers and to my clients: Visualization techniques for engaging the core: There is a natural collapse inward in the abdominal muscles as we exhale. Therefore, exhaling can emphasize a tightening or a closure through the core. In order to first learn to wring air out of the abdominal area, thereby engaging the core, start with the breath. Sit up straight. Lock your pelvis still. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, think about pressing the belly button back toward the spine. We are...

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