Good posture depends on a strong core and on integration of the various parts of our body so that they work together. Our core is made up of many different muscles, both on the surface, such as rectus abdominus, and deeper muscles such as the transversus abdominus, psoas, and quadratus lumborum. When all of the core muscles can be accessed and engaged on demand, we are less prone to injury, especially in the lower back. This week we will focus on strengthening the front and back of the torso to integrate the inherent strength of the core.
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I attend Cheryl's class regularly and feel that my practice has improved immensely over the past few years due to her expert coaching. Her teaching style is clear and compassionate and her previous experience in teaching adults is evident in her organized approach and easy to understand instructions. I also appreciate that Cheryl not only teaches us about how to correctly position ourselves, but also touches on many aspects of yoga philosophy, which in turn has deepened my personal practice and heightened my awareness of the connection between mind and body, breath and relaxation.