We are back with…drumroll… MORE CORE. And because yoga, yoga for core strength. The answer is always more core. Whenever I’m teaching I feel like that’s a cue for nearly every pose. And here’s the thing, I’ve already written about why core strength is important and some poses to increase that strength – but it’s important to go a bit deeper.
Because it’s literally the center of our being.
The core connects to everything in your body. And it’s for everyone. You don’t need to be any kind of person to feel strong at your core.
So, we all might as well be strong.
You know those days that you’re questioning yourself, your thoughts, if you’re ‘smart enough’ to go after something (news flash: you are), saying “I don’t know about this. I’m just going to sit back and not do anything because I’m comfortable there”.
This is where the body connects with the mind. When the body starts to become stronger, our mind starts to follow.
Strong body, strong mind. Strong mind, strong body.
And I’m not talking about being ripped, having a six-pack or being the plank-holding-champion.
Because strength is a state of mind, and we all know it. And you know when you’re ‘not feeling it’. Even if you can have and do all of the things listed above. 😉
Because it’s hard to cultivate. Like anything – it’s a practice to come back to how strong you are.
Which brings me to my three tips on building more STRENGTH:
- First thing in the morning, say to yourself “I am strong”. Say this however many times you like – it could be once, or it could be ten. Say something positive and affirmative. Even if you don’t believe it yet.
- Stand tall. Engage your core, broaden shoulders and lift your head high.
- Move your body. Move in any way and for any length of time. Build physical strength to increase your confidence, because you are worth it.
So with that, grab your mat and let’s move and be strong.
What do you do to build yourself up? Share your one big tip in the comments below – we would all love to know.