12 Yoga Poses to Strengthen and Tone Your Abs

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Modified Triangle Pose With Lifted Arms

Regular triangle pose may alleviate back discomfort and arm tension.

Warrior III the most difficult pose in the warrior series, incorporates strength and balance. 

Warrior III Pose

Cobra Pose

The key to cobra pose is to elevate your core off the mat, thereby strengthening it, while maintaining light arms.

Plank pose is one of the most important asanas for building arm and abdominal strength. 

Plank Pose

Side Plank Pose

Side plank pose is a variation on the traditional plank designed to further strengthen your core and arms, particularly your obliques, hips, and shoulders.

Not only does dolphin pose target your abdominals, but it may also increase the flexibility of your spine and strengthen your shoulders.

Dolphin Pose

Cat Pose Crunches

While traditional cat pose massages the spine, modifying it with a crunch targets the abdominals and improves equilibrium and concentration.

In addition to engaging the abdominal muscles, upward-facing plank pose extends the shoulders and ankles and is an excellent heart-opening pose. 

Upward-Facing Plank Pose

Camel pose stretches the front of the body deeply and serves as a foundation for other back-bending poses in yoga.

Camel Pose

Boat Pose

Boat pose an excellent asana for strengthening the core, is more challenging than it appears. 

You can transform this basic pose into a challenging one that targets your oblique muscles.

Half-Boat Pose With a Twist

Modified Wheel Pose With a Single-Leg Lift

Regular wheel motion is excellent for leg and gluteal strengthening. 

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