Explore Your Core could be called a passion project. Combining our obsession with a strong and steady core, and the power of our breath, this series is a must for building strong foundations.
At Barre Base, we're obsessed with the core. Almost everything we do requires you to think about how your deep core is activating, but also how it's relaxing.
Our new series, Explore Your Core, takes a holistic approach to exercising your core – including working our vital core, pelvic floor, inner thigh and glute muscles. Each class will start with a focus on making space through deep breathing and mobility, followed by mindful abdominal exercises for all levels.
This series encourages us to truly pair our breath with our core and pelvic floor, honing in on our deep core with the aim to help increase our pelvic balance and stability. Learning to connect with our midline will help us maintain strength and power on and off the mat.
We have broken down our top tips on how to get the most out of this series.
Your core naturally expands as you inhale and contracts as you exhale. Never hold your breath in order to “push through” an exercise. Instead, work harder and stronger on your exhalations, and breathe deeply throughout.
Your core muscles wrap 360 degrees and extend from deep in your pelvis all the way up to your diaphragm. And all these muscles work together! Only focusing on one piece of the core (ahem, six pack) can lead to instability and weakness in the overall core system.
A healthy and effective core must be able to fully contract and relax. Twist, bend, stretch, and breathe deeply in order to gain mobility, especially along your spine.
Instead of tucking your pelvis under or tilting it up behind you, try keeping your pelvis stable in a neutral position while moving through these exercises. Use the muscles that run between your sitting bones and across your low belly to keep the pelvis steady as your arms and legs move.
Jump in and try the first class of this series, Core Unite.