Vinyasa Yoga . Core Strength . Pilates . Angeline's Yoga @ Northpoint Residences
Recently I've been practicing Vinyasa Yoga taught by Edwin and Pilates taught by Evon, at Celebrity Fitness Mid Valley and it has improved my yoga practice to a whole new level. I did some yoga photos shoot down the lobby at garden area of my home, as an assessment or record. Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement", it covers a broad range of yoga classes. The teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale, which will create a flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. Vinyasa yoga allows for a lot of variety, but will certainly include Sun Salutations. At Vinyasa class, expect movement, not just stretching. Whether the class is fast or slow, includes meditation, or is very alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher. Some very popular yoga styles, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, make use of the Vinyasa method. Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. This makes it essential that you find a yoga teacher that you enjoy and can relate to when you practice yoga.
Angeline: I am a Yoga Teacher by profession, photographer and blogger
My yoga photos shoot, for assessment on my own yoga practice, recently I've been attending Vinyasa and Pilates classes to improve myself. Life is about learning and experiencing..I'll never stop learning, be open minded and respect others. I really appreciate and respect Edwin (Vinyasa Yoga Teacher) and Evon (Pilates Teacher) at Celebrity Fitness Mid Valley for their passion to teach.
Photo taken down my home lobby at Northpoint Residences
on 28th November 2011, Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm
on 28th November 2011, Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm
Lobby, Garden area
*Improve flexibility to muscles, provide stamina to the body inclusive of the activation of organs of the body.
In anatomy, the core refers to the body minus the legs and arms, which our functional movements are highly dependent it, and lack of core development can result in a prone to injury. The major muscles of the core reside in the area of the belly and the mid and lower back but not the shoulders, and peripherally include the hips, the shoulders and the neck.
The core is used to stabilize the thorax and the pelvis during dynamic movement and it also provides internal pressure to expel substances (vomit, feces, carbon-laden air, etc.).
Core muscles are very important in the Valsalva maneuver, which is when a person's thorax tightens while holding their breath. This normally involuntary action can be induced by linking one's hands in front of the chest while standing, and then pulling against the hands without letting go. The Valsalva maneuver assists in lifting, excretion, pushing, and birthing.
Continence is the ability to withhold bowel movements, and urinary stress incontinence (the lack of bladder control due to pelvic floor dysfunction can result in weak core musculature).
Women use their core muscles, specifically the transversus abdominis, during labor and delivery.
Transverse abdominals: The deepest of the stomach muscles and are also considered as the most important for a strong core, act like a big weight lifter’s belt. Help with flexing and twisting at the waist and they protect our organs, but their main job is to create a strong core link between upper and lower body
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany, the UK and the USA. As of 2005, there were 11 million people practicing the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.
Pilates called his method Contrology, because he believed that his method uses the mind to control the muscles. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps to not only build flexibility, but also strength, endurance, and coordination in the legs, abdominals, arms and back.
You activate the power engine effectively by hollowing of the deep abdominals and pelvic floor muscles (“Deep muscle corset”), by drawing the navel back into the spine in a zipping-up motion, from the pubic bone to the breast bone thereby engaging the heels, the back of the inner thighs, the deep lower back muscles, and the muscles surrounding the sitting bones and tailbone area without inhibiting the natural function of the diaphragm – that is without holding your breath either from lifting the chest upwards or contracting the chest.
References from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_(anatomy)