Yoga Poses that Activate Your Core and Inner Power

We often hear people talk about core strength when they do sit-ups or tone their stomachs. While it is important to build physical core strength, we must also focus on our inner strength.

Intuition is the source of our inner strength and power. It is a gift we were born with and is often ignored.

It is not a fairy tale that can only be associated with psychics or healers. Shamans, hippies, and shamans are also known to have intuition. We all have inner strength and intuition, whether we are aware of it or not.

Find Your Inner Wisdom

If we consider our body as a communication center, our head is the place where we think – perhaps too much – our heart is the place where we feel our emotions, and our core is the place where our intuition and personal power reside.

It is sometimes called gut instinct, or “knowing,” that you have when you are uncomfortable in a situation. Your inner wisdom might be telling you that this situation is not for you.

You can start by noticing, recognizing, and embracing this feeling. When you are having a hard time making a decision, you can use this guidance. As the old saying goes, “Deep inside you know what’s right for you.”

You will be able to make life easier by paying more attention to the inner wisdom you possess. You’ll start doing what you know to be right and take control of your own life.

You will find it easier to decline invitations to places that you don’t really want to go. You will also start to notice people who make you happy and those who do not. Your decision-making will become easier, and your quality of life will improve.

How to strengthen your physical and emotional core

Yoga poses and breathing exercises are both great ways to improve your core physically and mentally.

Practice Kapalabhati

Kapalabhati is a powerful, energetic breath which literally means shining skull. It improves blood circulation and increases lung capacity. It will allow for more oxygen to enter the body and improve respiratory systems.

We can feel more energized with improved mental clarity and concentration as oxygen flow increases. How to do it?

  • Sit with your legs crossed and spine straight.
  • Inhale deeply through the nostrils, allowing the stomach to rise. Exhale strongly through the nasal passages and pull the stomach inward.
  • Inhalation is passive, so focus on exhalation.
  • Start by taking a deep inhale and then breathe out quickly and actively through your nose for ten breaths while contracting your stomach muscles.
  • Continue two rounds of 10 breaths.

Plank Pose (Phalakasana)

  • The hands should be directly below the shoulders, and the wrists should be parallel to the front of the mat. Spread your fingers out wide and distribute your weight evenly across the entire surface of the hand. Press into the fingertips as well as the knuckles.
  • To make this pose more powerful, activate the muscles of the upper back and lower arms.
  • Engage your pelvic floor. Tighten your stomach. Lift your belly button towards your spine.
  • Keep your chest open, and raise your heart.
  • Imagine pulling your heels out by engaging your leg muscles and inner thighs.
  • Hold for 5 to 10 breaths

Half-Boat pose / Ardha Navasana

  • Sit up straight and bend your legs
  • Raise your legs half-bent with your shins parallel.
  • Straighten your arms out in front at the level of your shins while you balance on your pelvic bone.
  • Try to keep your spine straight and avoid rounding it.
  • Try to take five deep breaths and not hold your breath.

Kapalabhati combined with Plank and Boat will activate your core muscles and ignite your digestive system. This can help prevent constipation and improve blood circulation in the body.

You will be able to improve your resilience and balance in all possible ways. You will find your inner strength and ignite your energy center, which is where willpower, self-confidence, and intuition live.

A strong core can also improve your posture and support your lower spine. Do not think of your core as a separate part but rather as the center for your support. This is where you can find your superhero power.

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