Think of your core as a cylinder… top part is your diaphragm, bottom is pelvic floor, front is the abdominals and moves round to the back muscles.
We have 4 abdominal muscles, and to gain true deep core strength we need to focus on activating and then training your Transeverse abdominals (TVA).
Your TVA works along aside your pelvic floor and diaphragm, when we have these three working together we have true core strength and harmony in our centres!!
Having these three dancing together in sync during exercise can help with all manner of issues post pregnancy and at the very least, minus pregnancy, help build true core strength for anyone!
I cover this foundation in much more detail, not only in the Postnatal pilates course but also in my Friday Pilates class!