6 Yoga Poses for a Strong Core and Flat Tummy

Yoga can be a great addition to your fitness routine to help maintain a flat tummy by engaging and strengthening your core muscles. Here are some yoga poses that focus on the core muscles:

Get into a push-up position, keeping your body in a straight line to engage your core muscles. Hold for as long as you can maintain proper form.

1. Plank Pose    (Phalakasana)

Sit on the floor, lift your feet off the ground, and extend your arms forward for a strong core workout. Hold, keeping your back straight.

2. Boat Pose     (Navasana)

Lie on your back, lift your hips towards the ceiling, and clasp your hands for support. This pose strengthens your core and opens up the chest.

3. Bridge Pose (Setu     Bandhasana)

Sit with legs extended, hinging at your hips, and reach forward toward your toes. Lengthen your spine and feel the stretch in your hamstrings.

4. Seated Forward     Bend (Paschimotta     nasana)

Cross your legs, twist toward the bent knee, and deepen the stretch using your core. This helps improve flexibility and tones the waist.

5. Twisting Poses     (e.g. Ardha     Matsyendrasana)

In a tabletop position, arch your back on inhale (cow pose) and round your spine on exhale (cat pose). This gentle flow enhances flexibility and core stability.

6. Cat-Cow Stretch     (Marjaryasana-      Bitilasana)