5 Powerful Yoga Asanas To Build Six Pack Abs

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Looking for the perfect six pack abs? While the majority believes that six pack abs can only be attained by making use of specific gym equipment and techniques, a recent study has found out that practicing yoga daily can be helpful in improving the bone health, muscle strength, flexibility and posture. And within this article, you’ll find out exactly what these exercises are and how to do them.

1. Warrior pose1

This posture helps in improving the strength of your feet, hamstrings and building the core power.

How to do:

  1. Stand straight with your feet together. Slowly get your right foot forward and bend the knee.
  2. Turn the left foot by 90 degrees and slowly raise your arms such that they are parallel to the floor.
  3. Feel strong and powerful like a warrior and stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable and release.
  4. Repeat the same on the other side.

2. Child’s pose2

This pose is helpful in toning your abs and eases digestion as well as body relaxation.

How to do:

  1. Kneel down on a yoga mat and bring your knees together.
  2. Slowly exhale and rest your torso over the thighs so that the forehead touches the mat.
  3. Stay in this position for as long as you feel comfortable and come back to the neutral position.

3. Mountain pose3

This pose helps in relaxing as well as toning your abs.

How to do:

  1. Stand straight on the ground with feet shoulder distance apart.
  2. Lock your fingers and slowly raise your hands up in the air.
  3. If you feel comfortable slowly extend your shoulders and transform the pose into a mini back bend.
  4. Stay in this pose for 15-30 seconds and release.

4. Downward facing dog4

How to do:

  1. Plant your hands on the mat and slowly inhale and extend the spine into a half forward bend.
  2. Exhale and push your hips high in the air and see that your body is in the shape of an inverted V.
  3. Be rightful about engaging your abs during this posture.
  4. Slowly release and come back to the initial position.

5. Bridge pose5

This pose helps in engaging the abs.

How to do:

  1. Lie on the floor and bends your knees and keeps the heels as close as possible.
  2. Press the feet into the ground, inhale and lift the hip and spine off the floor. Engage the legs to lift the hips higher.
  3. Hold in this position for about 15-30 seconds and release.

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