Why not to ‘tuck the tailbone’ in a yoga class

Ivana Demmel
Nov 16, 2015 · 5 min read

Keeping the tail untucked we can strengthen and lengthen muscles of the pelvic floor (eccentric contraction) instead of shortening them (concentric contraction).

We can use use the pelvic lift only as an exception and instead focus on stabilising the torso organically from front and back, keeping fluidity and freedom of movement.

Your ‘core’ works the best when your spine is in a neutral position.

Ivana Demmel

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Movement coach, RES-CPT. Mum, maker, mover, researcher. Empowering people to feel stronger and more confident in their bodies.

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