So many people are still fixated on the idea that back pain means the back needs to be released, and the core needs to be stronger. Neither is true. In our experience the pressure on the back needs to be released, but it's usually achieved by playing detective, and trying to figure out what areas are not moving well enough and burdening the lower back. We find back pain often stems from a lack of movement at the hips, and particularly the inner hip, lateral hip, pelvic floor
Old school pelvic floor and core training methodologies are so ingrained in our culture, that it will take a long time to move past some of the damaging concepts we have been taught. The great news is that the contemporary approach is common sense, and a much more pleasant approach that will help you to trust your own bodies feedback. What is the Pelvic Floor 1. It’s a suspension like bridge or trampoline that supports our organs and the entire torso. It needs to be both taut
This position is deceiving – it looks simply like something nice and cushy, a feel good gimmick. In actual fact, this machine, and this position is a powerful healer for the body. This is such a great tool for releasing tension in the delicate deep soft tissues in the front of our bodies. We rarely get our stomachs massaged, let alone the fascially rich areas of the pelvic floor, pubis and inner thigh. It's our soft under belly that we protect, and often hold in tight without
A common misconception is that out core is just our abdominals, and that we need to perform local strength work on the core, or ‘suck in’ our abs or ‘brace’ to get them to work. By doing this, we can actually de-train the core and prevent it from working smoothly with the rest of the surrounding tissue! Our core is just one part of an interconnected system which should work together in synergy as we move. So what’s the best way to train for a healthy life?
Full body movement