6 Best Yoga Poses for a Stronger Core!!

Building a stronger core helps you maintain a strong foundation. Besides looking good there are some amazing benefits that you will get to experience over time.


Although some of these postures appear to be simple, the provide a good challenge that help you build up the strength you need without doing crunches.


Over the years of my yoga journey, I fell in love with some key poses that helps strengthen the core muscles. Having a strong core is important for your yoga practice.


Some benefits include:

  • Great posture

  • Stronger foundation

  • Improve Posture

  • Increase concentration

  • Contributes to feeling and looking good (my favorite)

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"Health is not a commodity to be bargained for. It has to be earned through sweat! " -B.K.S. Iyengar

Note: If this is new for you, Please consult with your doctor before performing any exercises.


Here are Six of my favorites yoga Poses (Check out the mini-flow at the end)

1. Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana/ High Plank

(This can be modified with adding a slight bend to the knees or resting the knee on the mat.)



2. Makara Dandasana/Low Plank pose/ Dolphin plank

(This can be modified with adding a slight bend to the knees or resting the knee on the mat.)




3. Vasisthasana/Side Plank pose



(This can be modified with adding a slight bend to the knees or resting the knee on the mat.)


(This can be modified with adding a slight bend to the knees or resting the knee on the mat.)







5. Kick outs



Inhale : Supported Boat (resting your hands or finger tips at your sides)


Exhale: Jathara Sana/ Abdominal Lift Pose (extend your legs squeezing your thighs together.)


6. Parsva Navasana/ Revolved boat



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Clasp hands together touching the ground as your rotate


Now it is your time to give these a try! Challenge yourself!

  • Hold each posture for a minimum of 30 seconds up to 90 seconds for 2-3 rounds.

  • Drink lots of water!

  • Remember Breathe ( Don't hold your breath)



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About the Author:


Kenya Marsh is the founder of SimplyFitandCurvyYoga (SFCY), Course Creator for Elevated Yogi Academy, and Host of "From My Mat to Yours Podcast." As a wife, stay-at-home mom of two, and yoga teacher. Kenya knows how challenging and beneficial a steady yoga practice can be. She understands it can be hard to start a new yoga journey alone. She created this website, along with courses, books, and more materials to help provide support to help busy yogis elevate their yoga practice.


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