Good evening Leslie!!! So sorry that I was not able to respond to you sooner. You are very welcome!!! I am so glad that I was able to help. The funny part is, how I had come to this idea, is I had noticed, between women and men, women tend to work more core than guys. Guys, will lift weights, getting an instant result, and skip core, working out top half and bottom half. Where as with yoga, it takes time, perseverance, and dedication. I find, this is why men do not always like yoga, cause it is a slow progression of growth, (but I find with better results). Also, it takes a lot more work, and women I find tend to take on this challenge. As a guy, I also, notice, with yoga, it causes you over time to internally listen and reflect on yourself- and many men do not like this because they have to face certain realities head on then. And let’s be honest, if you are not ready, it is hard. (Many of Kia Miller’s stuff I find when you really tune in, is deep, and can cause one to heaI and become better balanced. Hence, I do find, when I have worked on this area, of the core, this is why I feel so much of a difference and shift. (Sorry about being long winded, but I really wanted to explain how I got to understanding the core and how much of a core work out makes such a difference over time). You will also, find over time, it does affect digestion, and how you process food, because, the emotions are not going to hold on to you as much. Again, thank you for responding and I am so happy I was able to help.