Yoga Abs Workout
If you’re trying to get the sexy, ripped abs of your dreams, you need every strategy at your disposal. After all, getting a six pack is no easy task.
Believe it or not, yoga is one such strategy. Many exercises and poses in yoga make good use of your abdominal and core muscles. Focusing on these exercises can give you a totally new and surprisingly effective ab workout.
And you’ll also improve your balance and flexibility at the same time, which can improve your overall fitness and make your gym workouts that much easier.
This workout is designed to take advantage of some of the best core and ab challenging yoga exercises out there. Add this routine to the mix and I guarantee you’ll see improved results!
The Yoga Abs Workout
This workout incorporates 5 killer ab-focused yoga poses. I recommend engaging in each pose for at least 2 minutes, and running through the routine at least 3 times for optimal results.
1. Boat Pose – Sit on the floor with your legs extended out in front of you. Lean back a few inches, keeping your back straight. Then lift your legs off the floor with your feet at about head height, being sure not to bend your knees. Finally, extend your arms straight in front of you and parallel to the floor. Hold here.
2. Knee Kick – Starting in plank position, lift your right knee up and bring your kneecap forward towards your head, keeping your knee bent and the top of your foot parallel to the floor. Hold here, return to starting position, and repeat with your other leg. Make sure you engage your core each time you squeeze your thigh into your torso.
3. Reverse Plank – Sitting on the floor, place your palms down perpendicular to the floor directly behind you, elbows straight. Extend your legs in front of you and place the soles of your feet flat on the floor. Keep your ankles, hips, and shoulders lined up, making a line with your body. Drop your head back slightly and hold here, engaging your core.
4. Deep Lunge – Start in downward facing dog. Step forward with your right foot, placing it between your hands. Your knee should be aligned directly above your heel. Lower your left knee as close to the floor without touching it. Lift your arms straight above you, straightening your back and looking forward. Hold here, and repeat on opposite side.
5. Cobra – Lying on your belly, place your hands under your shoulders, palms to the floor. Your elbows should be bent and your fingers should be pointing ahead. Pressing into your palms, curl your shoulders off the floor, followed by your chest and abdomen. Let your head drop backwards slightly and hold here.
Yoga Abs Workout – Final Thoughts
I recommend adding this workout to your routine once a week. In addition to improving flexibility, you’ll also strengthen your core and condition your abs in a totally new way.
If you’re new to yoga and want to learn more about the basics, check out this Gaiam Yoga for Beginners Kit. It comes with everything you need to get started in the comfort of your own home. These Latex Stretch Bands are also great for improving flexibility and can be incorporated into your yoga exercises by helping you enter each pose more deeply.
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