Resist the Twist: Core Stabilization Postures

by: Leigh Crews

Core

The ability to resist outside forces in these stabilization postures helps participants strengthen the core and avoid injury.

One of the many benefits of yoga is that it requires a “proximal to distal” approach. A strong core (proximal) is central to developing mobility and strength in the extremities (distal). Many yoga poses require spinal stabilization rather than flexion and are safe and beneficial for a wide range of abilities. The following three traditional stabilization postures have the added challenge of asymmetrical appendage movement, which requires the core to work harder to resist rotation.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 11

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About the Author

Leigh Crews

Leigh Crews IDEA Author/Presenter

Leigh Crews is the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year award winner for 2011 and the founder of Dynalife, Inc., a company dedicated to innovative fitness education. She is a Senior Master Trainer for TRXR Suspension Training and a Program Developer for BatukaR. Leigh also serves as an official spokesperson for ACE, a media expert for ACSM and is certified by ACE, ACSM, and White Lotus Foundation. An international presenter and "trainer's trainer", Leigh has appeared on CNN and Headline News, starred in a number of exercise videos and written articles for industry and consumer media. Visit www.LeighCrews.com to learn more.