16 Poses for a Strong + Stable Core

This is a practice for all mothers, whether 
pregnant or facing an empty nest, recently post-
partum or recently adoptive, single or partnered. 
It is equally appropriate for the highest highs of 
parenting and for those moments when children push you to your very edge. It’s a practice focused on building your core—a strong physical core and 
a strong emotional core to sustain you through the overwhelming love and challenges of motherhood.

These seated poses will fire up your core and help balance out a stressful day of parenting.


Continue the core workout with leg lifts and lunges for those moments when children push you to your very edge.


Practice the entire sequence focused around mothers and their physical and emotional core.


About Our Pro

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San Francisco–based teacher and model Janet Stone started her practice at age 17. A student of Max Strom and meditation teacher Prem Rawat, Stone teaches vinyasa flow 
at events around the world. Her new 
kirtan album with DJ Drez, Echoes of Devotion, hit number 1 on iTunes’s World Music chart this year. Stone 
has two daughters and offers this advice to moms: “Motherhood offers infinite lessons in the realms of surrender, empowerment, grace, mistakes, and patience, and then some more patience—as well as the endless unfurling of transitions and change. Practicing yoga amidst this adventure can support us in myriad ways to 
find our center.” Learn more 
at janetstoneyoga.com.