10 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Your Core

But there are individual yoga postures you can practice to stimulate the energy, growth, and strength in your core.

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1. BOAT POSE

A standard yoga pose that can build core strength is Boat Pose. It is a stationery posture that improves stability and mobility. Start this yoga pose seated with your legs extended out in front of you.

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2. SIDE PLANK POSE

This is another basic posture that features a static hold to build endurance strength in your core body. It is a sideways position that targets your obliques. Start the posture in a high push-up position.

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3. SIDE PLANK WITH A TWIST

If you want to bring more attention to your obliques, you can add movement while in the Side Plank Pose. Holding Side Plank creates stability, and when you add motion, you put those now stronger muscles into functional action.

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4. DOLPHIN PLANK POSE

Another plank posture that builds core strength is a pose that is nicknamed "Dolphin Plank". It gets this name because it is a cross between two yoga postures: Plank Pose and Dolphin Pose. Start this pose on your hands and knees.

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5. BRIDGE POSE

Not only do you want to focus on your abdominal muscles when strengthening your core. It is important to concentrate on your back, too. Here are a couple of yoga backbends that you can practice, starting with Bridge Pose.

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6. WHEEL POSE

This is considered a "full" backbend which can be performed after you've warmed up with Bridge Pose. It will target your entire back; a considerable part of your core system. As with Bridge Pose, start lying on the floor with your knees bent.

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7. REED POSE

There are some standing postures that can also help with developing more core strength. Let's start with Reed Pose. It is a basic posture, but brings good attention to your core region.

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8. CHAIR POSE WITH A TWIST

Another way to work your front and side abs is to perform Chair Pose with a twist. This stabilizing posture is good for beginners as it brings strength and stability to your core system. Start this yoga pose in a standing position.

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