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Yoga/Pilates Fusion: Infusing Core Strength

BY Nikki Simons ON August 2, 2013

Your core strength is so important on a physical, emotional, and mental level. Use Pilates exercise, breath, and core engagement to gain a new perspective on your yoga practice. Start on your back with core exercises and repetition to encourage deep abdominal engagement from every angle of the abdominal muscles. Continue to strengthen your upper body, back, and lower body with a plank series, sun salutations, and a strong standing sequence.

Yoga Mats Courtesy of Jade Yoga

ABOUT Nikki Simons Nikki has been teaching fitness for over 20 years. After spending most of her time teaching in Arizona, Nikki relocated to Pennsylvania where she fell in love with the Himalayan Institute. Nikki has worked for the Institute for over 5 years in sales and is currently the National Sales Manger for the Original Neti Pot. Nikki completed her 200 hour yoga training with the Himalayan Institute and is a member of Yoga Alliance.

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