Most of us have tried dieting at some point. We have gone through the ups and downs, and the “in-between” seems to remain the only constant. For many, dieting it the final ditch effort to reach an end result.
“Its beach time, and now I have to lose 10lbs”
“I have a part to go to and I need to fit into that outfit”
These types of connections to the way we eat and the way we engage the body in fitness only lock us into places of limitation. When we truly take our practice of bettering the body to both our physical and energetic core we begin to make lasting changes.
They body’s physical core is made up of the muscles of the Latimus Dorsi, hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, and abdominal region. These area also the body’s largest muscle groups and when the core is worked in unison you are facilitating a full body workout. The larger muscles also burn more calories due to their size. So the more you work the core, the deeper and more effective your workouts will be.
So, how do I work the core–do a plank.
I know it sounds simple. One single exercise engages all of the above mentioned muscle groups and also helps to create balance and alignment.
In many spiritual traditions the energetic core is located in the solar plexus. Doing meditations to also help strengthen our connection to this deep center will resonate to our physical center.
The foods we put into our body are also able to help us facilitate alignment. When we eat things that are in our highest good. When we avoid polluting the body with toxins we are able to create both physical and energetic balance.
Take your practice to the core. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting videos and guides to show you how to structure workouts to engage the core.
Love and Light!
Mike Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT