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10 Yoga Poses That Improve Core Strength (And Tone Abs!)


Updated June 06, 2014

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1. Cat-Cow Stretch
10 Yoga Poses That Improve Core Strength (And Tone Abs!)

Cow and Cat

© Barry Stone
This sequence is made up of poses that will improve your core strength and help flatten your abs. While doing yoga is not the best way to get a six-pack, you can expect to significantly tone and strengthen your belly. Strengthening your core can also help relieve back pain and improve your posture (nothing makes your belly look bigger than slouching!). Many of the poses recommended below are balances, which are a great way to work the core.

1. Let's get started by coming onto all fours with your knees underneath your hips and your wrists underneath your shoulders.

2. Do a few Cat-Cow Stretches to warm up, arching your back on your inhalations and rounding your spine on your exhalations. Remember to keep your belly hugging in throughout both motions.

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