15-Minute Yoga Abs Workout for a Killer Core (With Video)

Abi Carver

Abi Carver is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Instructor and... read more

Gisele Bündchen, the famous supermodel, told Vogue magazine that she regained her figure after giving birth with nothing more than Yoga. It’s easy to see why. Yoga is far more effective at toning the abs than repeating endless different crunch variations.

This 15-minute Yoga abs workout is designed to hit the abs, obliques and lower back to flatten your belly and strengthen your entire core.

Yoga Abs Workout Video

Abi Carver’s routine includes the best Yoga poses to firm your abs and fire up your core.

Plank Pose

Plank Pose

  • Spread your fingers wide and press your hands evenly into the mat. Check that your shoulders are directly over your wrists and try to create a straight line all the way from your heels, to your hips, to the back of your head. Engage your core and press back through your heels to straighten your legs. Look a few inches in front of you on the ground to complete the alignment.
  • Hold the pose for 3-5 breaths.
  • Strengthens the abs, obliques and lower back.

Locust Pose

Locust Pose

  • Lie face down on the mat with your arms resting by your sides – palms facing up. Lift your chest, arms, hands and feet off the mat and draw your shoulders back. Press back through the balls of your feet to engage your legs. Keep your neck long.
  • Hold the pose for 3-5 breaths.
  • Strengthens the lower back and glutes.

Side Plank

Side Plank Pose

  • Check that your wrist is directly under your shoulder and reach your other hand up to the sky. Try to maintain a straight line from your feet up to the crown of your head. Look straight ahead or up to your top fingers. To increase the stretch, reach your top arm up and over and lift your hips.
  • Hold for 3-5 breaths.
  • Strengthens the obliques.

Boat Pose

Boat Pose

  • Sit with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Hold onto the backs of your thighs, lean back slightly, lift your chest, pick up your feet and balance on your sitting bones. Bring your toes up to eye-line and hold the pose. Try not to let your back round by lifting your chest. If you have your balance, you can let go of the backs of your legs and turn your palms up to the sky.
  • Hold for 3-5 breaths.
  • Strengthens the abs, lower back and hip flexors.

All you need is a Yoga mat and you are ready to go. Try to practice this abs Yoga routine three times a week on non-consecutive days and you are well on your way to a flatter, tighter stomach.

For more 15-minute yoga routines, download the Yoga 15 app for free at www.yoga15.com.

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