This article is an excerpt from our partner’s blog, PFB Vanish. See original article here: http://blog.pfbvanish.com/tighten-your-abs-with-an-ancient-core-workout/
As we recover from our Thanksgiving meals and prepare to dive deep into holiday season, keeping that summer beach body can be a huge priority for many. If you’re looking forward to the yummy treats of the holiday party season, yet still want to keep fit, you may be looking for some tips to keep trim. Yes, everyone wants a firm and flat tummy! There are so many myths as to how achieve these results. How are you supposed to know what to do There are so many fads now days.
It seems that there is a new workout routine ad on Facebook almost daily. These ads always show a personal trainer or fitness guru showing exercises that have helped them to achieve a great body. You may be left wondering if this new workout routine is going to be good for you?
There are a some tried and true yoga poses or “asanas” as they’re called in yoga, that have worked for years to help tone and flatten the tummy.
Marjaryasana – Cat Pose
This pose is a very simple asana and it’s great for beginners. It is an easy pose to learn and can vary in intensity. It’s great to open up the spine and energy.
Navasana or Boat Pose
This pose is commonly be referred to as a V up in many traditional workouts. The full version is done with straight legs and arms, however, variations can be done with bent legs for beginners.
Vasisthasana or Side Plank
This pose is a bit more advanced. The full version is done with straight arms and legs. Variations are available, with a bent supporting arm.
Ardha Pincha Mayurasana or Dolphin Pose
This asana and the plank version of this asana are wonderful for engaging the entire mid section of the body. Holding the plank version of this yoga pose will engage the entire core and help to tone and tighten the tummy.
Chaturanga or Push Up
One of the most popular yoga poses in Ashtanga Yoga, it’s part of the famous Sun Salutation. This asana is the bottom of a traditional “push up”. Keeping your body in a straight line as you lower into this pose will work to tone and tighten the entire mid-section.