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

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Updated June 06, 2014

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9. Eagle Pose - Garudasana
10 Yoga Poses That Improve Core Strength (And Tone Abs!)

Eagle Pose - Garudasana

© Barry Stone

1. From Awkward Chair, shift your weight into your right leg.

2. Lift the left foot off the floor, then wrap the left leg around the right. Hook your left toes on your right calf, if possible.

3. Take your arms out to the sides and wrap the left arm over the right, bringing the palms together.

Balance in Eagle Pose for 3-5 breaths. 

4. Unwrap your arms and legs, bring your palms to the floor and hop or step back to Downward Dog.

Rest here five breaths before repeating the previous four poses on the left side.

Challenge Variation: On each exhale, bring your elbows to your knees. On each inhale, return to your starting position.

 

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