It's a great little self test and like a lot of tests…it's also an exercise you can do to develop better awareness of your center!
Also…Enjoy the short history lesson because this episode was filmed near the place in the Ohio River where Lewis and Clark put their boats in the water to embark on what turned out to be a 3 year journey to the Pacific Ocean and back!
WOW…talk about a journey into uncertainty! We should all take that phrase as a lesson…"Journey into Uncertainty!"
Let me know if you were able to nail this one right away or if you had trouble…what was it?
The key concept from the new paradigm of posture and core training from Prague unfortunately kind of kicks Pilates in the teeth…YIKES!
Now don't get me wrong, I love Pilates for it's emphasis on "lengthening out" into good posture. But in this video you'll learn the critical difference in the way you should switch on the "core of your core".
And it has nothing to do with "pulling your belly button to your spine"!
"Abdominal hollowing" as it's called, has actually been proven to take you OUT of good stability.
So try the self test in this short video (it's only about 2 and a half minutes) to see if YOU can properly activate the core of your core"!
See you at Piestawa Peak!
P.S. I'm getting excited to re-open the Core Wellness Institute coaching course to the public in the new year.
The trial group is on module 6 of 12 this week (I post a new module each week) and so far I've been getting awesome feedback from the participants who are using the unique posture and lifestyle action steps to enjoy less pain, more energy, and the ability to finally get back on track with their health.
I'll be making an announcement soon about how to get on the early notification list for when the course re-opens.
Posted on November 18, 2010 by drsteveComments (8)
After an amazing 3 day course in Phoenix learning from a core stability genius in Dr. Pavel Kolar from Prague, I can now definitely say that most classic exercises you do in gyms and fitness classes have it all wrong and are actually creating a lot of damage.
Over the next week I'll be releasing a series of videos that reveal the amazing new breakthrough concepts from Prague that are emerging to create a whole new paradigm of pain relief, fitness, rehabilitation, performance training, and of course, posture correction.
This series of videos comes from Piestewa Peak (formally Squaw Peak) in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Enjoy the scenery and the information and leave me any questions or comments!
What I reveal in this video is hard to believe unless you see and/or experience it first hand. The idea seems mysterious but really it's very fundamental infant development!
What's the best way to avoid chronic pain and strain from sitting in a chair all the time?
GET RID OF IT!!
The tips in the video above will hopefully give you some ideas as to how to make your computer or work station environment more ACTIVE!
Lots of people are starting to use exercise balls chairs but if you choose the wrong size you could be doing more harm than good!
The video squares that away for you right off the bat!
The standing desk station is my favorite. I stand on a rocker board so I can keep my central nervous system engaged and my posture balanced. It's very difficult NOT to stand in good posture when you're balancing on a rocker board!
PLUS…you get to burn some extra calories in the process!
And as far as the exercise ball surfing at the end…well that's obviously advanced core training and I do NOT suggest you go and try that one just yet.
So let me know what you think about these tactics for reducing strain at your computer work station and let me know what helps YOU the most to avoid strain while you work!
Another question if I may…If you sit on an an exercise ball chair or use a standing desk workstation, has it helped you??