Yoga can be used to strengthen all muscles in your body.
You are creating a much more stable body when you do yoga. It’s definitely not going to be easy at first, but that’s where practice comes into play.
The more you practice certain yoga poses, the stronger you’ll be able to get. You won’t be bulking up the same way you would if you were weightlifting, but you’ll be able to tell the difference in how strong you actually are.
6 Minute Yoga for Better Abs
The following yoga workout is going to help you get much stronger abs.
Everyone would love to have a 6-pack and this workout is perfect on your journey to obtaining one. It’s a short workout so you can do it at any time of the day.
There will be no rest time while you transition from one exercise to the next so your abs are doing nothing but working for 6 minutes.
- High Plank – 1 minute
- Boat Pose – 1 minute
- Warrior III (Right) – 30 seconds
- Warrior III (Left) – 30 seconds
- Side Plank (Right) – 30 seconds
- Side Plank (Left) – 30 seconds
If you’re feeling bold, feel free to do multiple sets to get more of a workout.
A high plank is great for working the entirety of your abs. It works them from top to bottom.
This is one of the better poses for working your abs because it covers all areas of your core. There is an added benefit of working your arms a lot during this pose too.
It takes a lot of strength to hold yourself in this position for any amount of time. Your core will be engaged immediately, so you know your abs will get the work they need.
The boat pose is great for the core.
If you lack core strength you won;t be able to hold this pose for very long.
For beginners, it’s recommended that you bend your knees. Over time, you should be able to straighten your legs to get even more out of this pose.
The straighter you can make you legs, the more you are forcing your abs to work.
This pose may not seem like you are doing much core work, but to get this pose perfected, you need to have a lot of core strength and balance.
Balance comes from your core. A weak core leads to weaker balance.
When you’re able to try and force yourself into this pose, you are making your core work to hold yourself up. Yes, there are some other muscles that come into play, but the most important one is your abdomen.
This pose is going to strengthen your obliques. Not many people have really strong obliques so it’s good to try and work on these.
You’ll also be working on your shoulders and arms as well.
Since most people have weak obliques, you should expect to feel the burn relatively quickly during this exercise. This is one reason why you are only asked to hold the pose for 30 seconds on each side.