Want to unleash the true potential of your middle? Turns out crunches—yes, the exercise you’ve avoided for years in favor of holding Plank—are key to a stronger core and more stable yoga practice. Discover how they can serve you in every pose.
This strong-core sequence will move you in every direction to work your middle from each possible angle, building strength and ease of movement, naturally.
Think of the word “core,” and terms like “hard" and “tight” likely come to mind. But the secret to a strong middle is actually to soften in your practice. This sequence shows you how.
Janet Stone, who will lead our upcoming Yoga for Moms online course, explains the importance of re-establishing your connection to your core after childbirth.
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Start to ease lower back discomfort and counteract the effects of too much sitting by swapping some of your standard Surya Namaskars for this core-focused variation.
Just in time for summer, here are Two Fit Moms' top 8 yoga poses to work the core.
Find length and stay centered to lift step by step into the One-Footed Pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I.
Try these subtle, yet safe tweaks to Chaturanga if you struggle with the pose.