In this lesson, we introduce fundamental core anatomy.
Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy of the core, including the function of the individual muscles and the core as a whole.
Define the anatomy of the core. Provide an example of an asana that works each of the following: the rectus abdominis, the obliques and the TA. Explain the function of the erector spinae and the multifidus muscles. Explain the functions of the core as a whole. Describe a way for students to experience the feeling of the abdominal muscles as stabilizers.
Questions Answered Here
- What makes up the core?
- What are the superficial / outermost abdominal muscles?
- What does the rectus abdominis do? What is an example of an asana that works it?
- What do the obliques do? What is an example of an asana that work them?
- What does the TA do? What is an example of an asana that works it?
- Where are the erector spinae muscles? What do they do?
- What are multifidus muscles? What do they do?
- Describe four functions of the core.
- What simple exercise can give students the experience of feeling the abdominal muscles in their role as stabilizers?
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