This is your torso. This is your torso under pressure!
I talk a lot about the importance of effective core activation and this little visual might help you understand why.
Inside your trunk, between the diaphragm (near the base of the ribs) and your pelvic floor (base of your pelvis), there is a large #waterballon
Okay, not really, but kinda! It’s a sack called the #peritoneum
and its job is to cushion and support some of our organs when we move. 👉🏽 Guess what supports the peritoneum? 👉🏽That’s right, your “CORE”! A well functioning core essentially pressurizes the peritoneum so that no one part of the sack gets over stressed/ over-pressurized.
What happens when our core is compromised by inefficient movement patterns, injury/ trauma, pregnancy, belly or vaginal birth, rapid weight gain/ loss?
The integrity of the sack may be lost in one or more areas and it may begin to “bulge” during movement - similar to this balloon! (I think our balloon is in danger of #pelvicorganprolapse
This undesired pressurization may cause issues with breathing, pelvic floor dysfunction, trouble accessing the deep core and abdominals and can ripple effect throughout the body resulting in various compensations.
properly, be mindful of your #coreandfloor
throughout your daily and exercise movements and know that I’ve always got your back... and your hips... and your wellness in mind!
#pilatesnerds #prenatalpilates #postpartumpilates
#pilatessoula #vaginacoach #babyandmefitness
Inspiration from @themovingspirit