In asana practice, core strength is needed to get into poses properly, as well as to prevent injury, particularly to the lower back. For the past two weeks, I have been working on my core and I can feel a lot of improvement in my vinyasas and arm balances. Here’s a short sequence from Yoga Journal to Go by Kathryn Budig, one of my favorite online teachers.
Perhaps once I have built enough strength, I would be able to follow Jesse Schein’s Intense Yoga Core workout!
Indeed, these workouts are not easy. And I have yet to learn how to enjoy these sequences. Slowly getting there, but it’s not an easy journey, especially when holding a pose when my abs are simply burning! All worth the effort, though, as I feel stronger in my asanas. And my tummy is actually trimmer!