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Yoga Sequences for Abs and Core

Not a Fan of Crunches? Try These 5 Standing Yoga Poses for Core Strength

And they take less than 15 minutes.

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Whether you’re looking for just one pose or a longer flow to fire up your core, this sequence can be modified to fit your needs—and your abs. Core strength is important for any yoga practice, but especially for one that leans heavily on balance and twisting postures. Not a fan of Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose)? No problem. Instead of taking you to the ground, this sequence is packed with standing yoga poses for core strength—allowing you to work those abs while on your feet.

While this sequence targets your transversus abdominis, it also works other important abdominal muscles, ensuring that you build strength—and balance—through your entire core.

Before you start, take a few slow breaths to settle in, then warm up with 2–3 rounds of Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutations).

A sequence of standing postures for core strength

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See also: 7 Yoga Poses to Work Those Easily Overlooked Lower Abs

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