Asana Category: Core Strengthening

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Questions Answered Here

  1. How is true core strengthening different from how popular culture promotes strong abdominals?
  2. What benefits are associated with healthy core strengthening?
  3. How do many people compensate for weak abdominals?
  4. How might a weak transversus abdominis (TA) impact the psoas in some core work?
  5. What potential emotional ramifications might there be for some students engaged in core work?
  6. Describe potential problems with how students may respond to the phrase, “engage your core.”
  7. A balanced approach to core health includes utilizing the abdominals as stabilizers (not prime movers). What are some examples of poses that the abdominals as stabilizers?
  8. For what specific reasons are sit-ups and crunches not the optimal core strengthening exercise for many people?
  9. Give examples of ways to cue core engagement.
  10. What type of movement is needed to bring balance after core strengthening work?
  11. Name 60 (!) or more core-strengthening poses.

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