Dynamically Activate Your Core – Free Video Lesson

How do you Dynamically Activate Your Core?

Whether you were having your photo taken or in a pilates class, you’ve probably heard someone tell you to suck your stomach in. Yikes.

Sucking your stomach in and tightening your abdominal muscles is not the way to develop a strong core.

When you tense up your core muscles, you actually diminish your strength and hinder your function by constricting your ribs, diaphragm, and the internal organs that lie under your abdominal muscles.

In this month’s free video lesson, Dynamically Activate Your Core,  I will guide you to effectively engage and strengthen your core through a simple exercise. 

Check out this 8-minute free video lesson and let me know how you feel after going through the process – I’d love your feedback.

Your core involves your pelvic floor (which is an incredibly complex system in itself), your deep abdominal muscles, transverse abdominis, deep lower back muscles, and diaphragm. It’s much more nuanced than most people think, and it doesn’t like to be constricted.

All together with the spine, these components create a container for your abdominals, and that container likes to move and breathe – not be sucked in.

The whole goal with strengthening your core is to create a dynamically stable spine that allows you to move safely and efficiently, with good force absorption and low transfer.

So the goal is healthy, easy movement – great.

What makes the task of dynamically activating your core complicated is that all these muscles have three tasks to do at the same time…

  • Breathing (so you stay alive)
  • Moving (so you can energize and strengthen your system)
  • Stabilizing (so you don’t fall over and throw it all to pot)

The reason it’s crucial to properly strengthen your core boils down to one goal: Ensuring your skeletal system is stable enough to maintain its integrity as you do complex, involved movements… while your breathing stays consistent. It’s more challenging than it sounds.

Your body has to be synchronized and fluid. It’s not about sucking your belly in, which actually makes it harder to move and breathe.

I look forward to hearing your experience – please post your insights below. And I hope to see you in one of my trainings or online courses soon!


Upcoming Franklin Method© Educator trainings

Spine/Back Trainer UK

London, UK

OCT 03-07, 2018 (PART 1) & NOV 14-18, 2018 (PART 2)

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Level 1 Franklin Method Teacher Training Paris

Paris, France

Starting January 2019

Taught in English with French Translation

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Level 3 Franklin Method Teacher Training in New York City

New York, NY

Starting September 2019

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Latest Online Classes & Workshops:

Advanced Online Class – Where Skull Meets Spine

I’ve also been super excited about our newest advanced educator online class, Where Skull Meets Spine. This class is focused on the atlanto occipital joint, which has the potential to release tightness throughout your entire body.

I strongly recommend every that Franklin Method© Educator take this brand new, cutting-edge class, to upgrade their training.

Even if you’re a Level 3 Franklin Method© Educator, much of the content in this class will be new to you. You can register for this online class here. (early bird discount  expires Sept. 15th)


Announcing next week! – NEW ONLINE WORKSHOP

Next week we are announcing a brand new online workshop. I can’t get into to many details yet, because it’s still super secret, but it’s one we’ve had many requests for. It’s one our most popular LIVE organ workshops, and we’ve put a whole new twist on it to give you a mind and body changing experience in the comfort of your own home! I’ve already said too much, but you’ll learn all about it next week!


  • Denise

    I love your classes, but where I live streaming is to slow or hangs up.

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