Abdominal workout: 10 yoga poses to work on your abs and core
Don’t we all wish we could have strong abs? Beyond their aesthetic beauty, having strong abdominal and core muscles helps us in our daily activities. They’re good for posture, flexibility and for balance.
Now, we carefully selected 10 yoga poses to help you get killer abs. As with any pose, it is possible to adapt them, to either make them easier or more difficult. Grab your yoga mat, your comfy outfit, and enjoy this time for yourself!
1 Down dog
In addition to being excellent for your abs, this pose is also excellent for your back and to stretch your legs.
2 Dolphin pose
Added bonus: the dolphin is recognized to ease menstrual pains.
3 Dolphin pose with a leg lift
Here’s a variation to challenge you.
This excellent pose strengthens your abs, your butt and your thighs. It will also help you focus and develop a breathing rhythm.
Yet another variant to add some challenge, if the plank was not enough of a challenge for you.
6 Chair pose
The chair is good to strengthen legs, arms and to relax the hips.
Super for abs, balance and strengthen your legs.
Balance, abs, legs, back … this posture will definitely make you work out.
9 Revolved triangle pose
This pose really involves the abdominal belt in its middle section and helps to define your waist.
10 Boat pose
Here’s a pose you absolutely must add to your yoga routine since it’s the most well-known for an abdominal workout.
If you’d rather be guided, don’t hesitate to wander on YouTube for guided yoga sessions focussed specifically on abs! Yoga With Adriene has sessions that are as short as six minutes.
No matter what you choose to do, enjoy yourself, and namaste.
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