This core-focused sequence does a good job of targeting our 360-degree core - and of course an evil yoga block helps get the job done even more effectively! 👍🏽 . If we take a look at the step-by-step of this sequence, we can see how it truly targets this entire area, all the way around: . -shalabhasana (locust pose) - uses the spinal erectors & glutes (posterior core) to lift the torso & legs away from the floor . -press up into plank pose - the abdominals & hip flexors (anterior core) work to hold the spine & pelvis still both as we lift up and as we hold plank pose . -side plank (vasisthasana) - the obliques & lateral glutes (lateral core) of the side body that’s closest to the floor have to work to hold this position . -forearm planks - the anterior core & hip flexors come into play again in order to hold the spine & pelvis still . -oh but wait! What about the adductors (inner thigh muscles), you ask? Because you noticed that we haven’t mentioned those guys yet, right? 😉 (And by some definitions, the adductors are definitely “core” muscles!) . Well, we actively involve the adductors by placing our block in between our ankles in this sequence. The presence of the block requires us to hug into it, which recruits our entire inner legs. . If you decide to practice or teach this core-focused sequence, let me know what you think of it! 💙 . . . . . #corework #corestrength #abdominals #obliques @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings This core-focused sequence does a good job of targeting our 360-degree core - and of course an evil yoga block helps get the job done even more effectively! 👍🏽
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If we take a look at the step-by-step of this sequence, we can see how it truly targets this entire area, all the way around:
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-shalabhasana (locust pose) - uses the spinal erectors & glutes (posterior core) to lift the torso & legs away from the floor
.
-press up into plank pose - the abdominals & hip flexors (anterior core) work to hold the spine & pelvis still both as we lift up and as we hold plank pose
.
-side plank (vasisthasana) - the obliques & lateral glutes (lateral core) of the side body that’s closest to the floor have to work to hold this position
.
-forearm planks - the anterior core & hip flexors come into play again in order to hold the spine & pelvis still
.
-oh but wait! What about the adductors (inner thigh muscles), you ask? Because you noticed that we haven’t mentioned those guys yet, right? 😉 (And by some definitions, the adductors are definitely “core” muscles!)
.
Well, we actively involve the adductors by placing our block in between our ankles in this sequence. The presence of the block requires us to hug into it, which recruits our entire inner legs.
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If you decide to practice or teach this core-focused sequence, let me know what you think of it! 💙
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#corework #corestrength #abdominals #obliques

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    1 week ago
  • This core-focused sequence does a good job of targeting our 360-degree core - and of course an evil yoga block helps get the job done even more effectively! 👍🏽 . If we take a look at the step-by-step of this sequence, we can see how it truly targets this entire area, all the way around: . -shalabhasana (locust pose) - uses the spinal erectors & glutes (posterior core) to lift the torso & legs away from the floor . -press up into plank pose - the abdominals & hip flexors (anterior core) work to hold the spine & pelvis still both as we lift up and as we hold plank pose . -side plank (vasisthasana) - the obliques & lateral glutes (lateral core) of the side body that’s closest to the floor have to work to hold this position . -forearm planks - the anterior core & hip flexors come into play again in order to hold the spine & pelvis still . -oh but wait! What about the adductors (inner thigh muscles), you ask? Because you noticed that we haven’t mentioned those guys yet, right? 😉 (And by some definitions, the adductors are definitely “core” muscles!) . Well, we actively involve the adductors by placing our block in between our ankles in this sequence. The presence of the block requires us to hug into it, which recruits our entire inner legs. . If you decide to practice or teach this core-focused sequence, let me know what you think of it! 💙 . . . . . #corework #corestrength #abdominals #obliques https://scontent-ber1-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/66801710_352537288989965_8603006637884752204_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ber1-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=ee7385d1e8a471befe8fc8e621177bbf&oe=5D5B0B9B jenni_rawlings

    This core-focused sequence does a good job of targeting our 360-degree core - and of course an evil yoga block helps get the job done even more effectively! 👍🏽
    .
    If we take a look at the step-by-step of this sequence, we can see how it truly targets this entire area, all the way around:
    .
    -shalabhasana (locust pose) - uses the spinal erectors & glutes (posterior core) to lift the torso & legs away from the floor
    .
    -press up into plank pose - the abdominals & hip flexors (anterior core) work to hold the spine & pelvis still both as we lift up and as we hold plank pose
    .
    -side plank (vasisthasana) - the obliques & lateral glutes (lateral core) of the side body that’s closest to the floor have to work to hold this position
    .
    -forearm planks - the anterior core & hip flexors come into play again in order to hold the spine & pelvis still
    .
    -oh but wait! What about the adductors (inner thigh muscles), you ask? Because you noticed that we haven’t mentioned those guys yet, right? 😉 (And by some definitions, the adductors are definitely “core” muscles!)
    .
    Well, we actively involve the adductors by placing our block in between our ankles in this sequence. The presence of the block requires us to hug into it, which recruits our entire inner legs.
    .
    If you decide to practice or teach this core-focused sequence, let me know what you think of it! 💙
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    #corework #corestrength #abdominals #obliques

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sissygerber - 1 week ago

Saved and will be doing this!! Genius as always 👌🏼

talitamossyoga - Talita Moss 1 week ago

Such great evilness, Jenni! I’m loving the block between the ankles. It appeared in my classes last week as prep for Dhanurasana. 🏹 I’ll have to play with the Vasisthasana version. Thank you for the inspiration, as always, Jenni!