Exercises to Improve Core Mobility
Improving Core Mobility is Easier Than You Think.
When you hear the term Core Mobility, you may think of your abs, a strong hard core, right? Wrong. Core Mobility is a term coined by Dr. Jess Goodman. Core Mobility means the mobility of the contents of the core of the body, the thoracic cavity and the abdomen.
Why is the core of the body so important?
The core of the body is where most of your super special vital organs live. These organs perform their jobs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are certain environments that benefit the organs in the core of the body, and certain environments that have a negative effect on your organs.
Why do the organs need to be mobile?
Every time you breathe your diaphragm compresses and contract your organs and move bodily fluids in and out of their squishy forms. This is the optimal way the organs should work, but when the core is stiff (not strong like rigid abs, this is stiffness throughout) this is when the organs cannot do their jobs correctly. They can’t move as much as they should to perform well, and when that is the case, bad things will start to happen. The organs become more stiff, and when the organs are stiff things become to stagnate. And with stagnation comes disease.
How can you tell if your core is mobile?
Core mobility is directly related to Aortic Stiffness, which is a measure of Pulse Wave Velocity. Previously, the only method to attain this measurement was a very expensive medical device or a lengthy wait at a specialist’s office. You can now measure Pulse Wave Velocity in your own home with iHeart, a fingertip device and mobile app that determines your Internal Age by measuring Pulse Wave Velocity.
Exercises to improve core mobility:
Stretching does wonders for the body, it improves flexibility, improves core mobility, decreases sleep, and improves stress levels. Try these 10 Stretches to Improve Flexibility today.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years for good reason. It is a strengthening, relaxing, and stress reducing workout. Another added benefit is that it improves core mobility by allowing you to stretch throughout the entire body while moving into different postures. There are many different types of yoga, from very slow Yin to more intense Power Yoga. Try these 10 Quick Yoga Routines for Beginners to improve core mobility today.
Many people don’t think about breathing as an exercise. It’s automatic, in and out, right? Practicing breathing exercises improves core mobility, can improve stress levels, and even improve sleep. Try this guided breathing exercise video, it may feel funny at first, but give it a shot.