Your true core in your body is like a central station of your energy and intuition, and the 7 main chakras of indian yoga are like the main railway stations. There are of course hundreds of little energy stations in the body but the main ones are located in the central column of your trunk, and each one is associated with a main nerve plexus, as well as a major endocrine system.
In this video Simon is teaching a simple sequence of safe, accessible and effective spinal movements that have a beneficial effect for your physical body (enhancing muscle and joint health, relieving back pain), your physiological body (enhancing energy levels, immunity etc) and your mental body (improving meditative calmness and focused alertness).
The ability to expand the chest with air held out (exhalation retention) and the abdomen fully relaxed in the manner described to be Uddiyana bandha in Mr Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” is not accessible for most people.
What is the ‘core’, this slightly esoteric concept? The core is physically located roughly in the centre of your body between your navel, your fifth lumber vertebra, your iliac crest and the pelvic floor. In internal martial arts, they call this region the dan tien or energy centre, and in the Indian yoga system, it […]