..... and why do you need to 'work it'?
Awareness of the importance of a strong, stable core is the key to a stronger self.
What is the core anyway?
The core comprises a system of muscles in the lower-trunk area including the lower back, abdomen, and hips. These muscles work together to provide support and mobility, and it is through them that all bodily movement, in every conceivable direction, originates.
You draw upon your core muscles every day. The core is constantly assisting other muscle groups as they function, acting as the fulcrum for all motion. It acts as the central power station from which all muscular movement originates.
The major core muscles include:
A stronger core means:
It's important to include exercises that will strengthen your core muscles - and there are many to exercises to choose from. Yoga is a one way to strengthen and stretch the core muscles. There is a saying, "you are as young as your spine is flexible". I would add, "...and your core is strong".
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