Strengthen Your Core

The core is the basis for strength and balance in our bodies. Core strength training focuses on training of primarily the abdomen and spine, to create strength and stability in areas where we usually are weak. A strong core is vital for the posture and to keep ourselves free from injury. It also increases our awareness of the body and strengthens the muscles so we can live a healthy life.

How does it work?

The main idea of core strengthening training is to build up a strong and flexible midsection that includes our abdomen as well as spine. It improves our posture and helps us deal with problems that generally are related to our desk-bound lifestyle. Core exercises look different depending on the workout. Generally you are working primarily with abdomen, pelvis, torso and the lower back. Examples of core exercises are crunches, sit-ups, the plank, and navasana (boat pose), which is one of the yoga poses for the abdominal muscles. A core class can take a few minutes up to over an hour.

The benefits of core strengthening training

  • Improves your posture
  • Helps you to strengthen muscles that supports your back
  • Increases stability and body balance
  • Strengthens your spine and helps relieve lower back pain
  • Strengthens your belly muscles and stimulates the digestive system
  • Greater strength in the rest of your body because of increased stability

 

When do you need core strengthening training?

Considering how many days of our lives we sit leaning forward, we could all benefit from improving our posture and stabilize the muscles. Core exercises are suitable for everybody, both beginners and experienced, that need a stabilizing and rehabilitating workout.

Core videos online – 14 days for free

Yoga offers different workouts to strengthen your core. On Yogobe there are a variety of sequences with core training but you will also find classes that focus exclusively on the core. We also offer Pilates classes that is known to make this particular area stronger. Explore our video library to find a big variety of classes.

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“Stark mage - stark rygg. En stark core är avgörande på mattan för att orka mer och framförallt för att inte skada ländryggen.” - Kitty Strand

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Videos with focus on strengthen your core

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Pilates Barre – full body
Move your whole body and get your sweat on!
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Pilates Barre – core & arms
Strengthen the upper body in this standing barre workout – a short but effective core challenge!
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Pilates full body
Pilates with a resistance band – work on your mobility, strength and cardio.
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