Abdominal Engagement and a Healthy Back
We learn to engage the abdomen in order to understand and engage the front plane of the body (commonly referred to as the 'CORE') while also engaging the back plane of the body. This session provides useful inputs about safeguarding back health through abdominal action. Includes detailed exploration of chaturanga dandasana.
Level: Experienced Beginner, Intermediate
Props needed: yoga strap, stack of folded blankets or bolster, a sturdy piece of furniture
This recording is part of the following Short Courses:
Tag words: 60mins abdomen abdominal toning abdominals arms back back health chaturanga dandasana core favorite shoulders supta padangusthasana III utkatasana virabhadrasana III
Strong abdominal actions are contra-indicated for women during the days of menstruation and during pregnancy. They should also be avoided by those who have recently undergone any surgical procedure of the abdomen, or have any abdominal condition like diarrhoea. Abdominal actions are closely linked to the back-body. Those with weakness/ injury in the back are advised caution.