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We know that a strong core is important for your physical health. But sometimes finding the motivation (or time) to do an intensive ab workout is tough. These 10-minute ab workouts will tone and strengthen your core—with yoga poses. From plank variations to Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose), your ab muscles will be shaking within minutes (in a good way). So, the next time you have 10 minutes to spare, give these core-focused sequences a try.
Five 10-minute yoga ab workouts
A 10-minute sequence for toning your core
If you’re looking for a sequence that fuses traditional yoga poses with core-strengthening moves, try this 10-minute yoga for abs flow. In this practice, Yoga with Kassandra combines slow bicycles and crunches with Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) and Plank Pose to ensure that you work all of your abdominal muscles. Through long holds and quick pulses, your abs will immediately feel the effects of this practice. A block is recommended for this sequence.
A 10-minute challenging core sequence
It’s in the name of this video, but let us be clear—this 10-minute practice is a killer core workout. Not a fan of doing crunches or ab workouts on your back? This is the sequence for you. Through holds in Side Plank Pose and Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), as well as tons of plank variations, you’ll find yourself working your abs, arms—and even your back. This 10-minute flow from SarahBethYoga will strengthen and tone multiple areas of your body.
A 10-minute ab workout for building core stability
Looking for a soothing sequence that will also strengthen your core? Consider this practice from Jessica Richburg. We know the core serves as the base of strength for tons of yoga postures. This sequence will help you work on building stability through all of your ab muscles, so you’ll be able to feel stronger in your practice. Trying to master an inversion? This is a great supplemental sequence to add into your inversion-centric practice.
See also: Boat Pose Made Easy
A sequence for building balance—and strengthening your abs
OK, so you want a 10-minute ab workout, but you don’t want the entire 10 minutes to be only focused on your core? This 10-minute flow from Arianna Elizabeth is for you. This power vinyasa sequence combines balance work with core-strengthening moves. Even though it’s not entirely core-focused, we promise your abs will feel on fire at the end of this 10-minute sequence.
A sequence when you want a little more than 10 minutes
Itching for something that’s just a minute longer than 10 minutes? We know this sequence doesn’t technically count as a 10-minute ab workout, but with two additional minutes of restorative breathwork at the start of this practice, the ab-focused portion of the sequence clocks in at 10 minutes. You’ll work—and stretch–all of your ab muscles during this flow from Yoga with Adriene. Plus, you’ll integrate your breathwork with the core work, making those reps a little bit easier.