The Core

So just what are instructors referring to when they mention the core? The core consists of the stomach, back, butt, and hips. In Pilates we look at our core muscles as our muscles of strength–they are generally larger muscles and should, therefore, have more power and control.

When we move our arms and legs, the motion should originate in the core. When doing daily tasks where your arms and legs move, try to consider this concept. Think of your arms and shoulders moving from you back. Think of your legs moving from your hips and butt. Let the motion start from your core.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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