Yoga Poses for the Core: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos
Looking to tone up your abs? These yoga poses will help strengthen your core and get you beach ready! There's even a "Fat Blaster" yoga sequence video!






Cat Pose - From hands and knees, round your back so you spine curves upward, and... More on Cat Pose >>











Cow Pose
- From hands and knees, arch your back so your belly drops toward the floor and chest opens in front.. More on Cow Pose >>










Boat Pose
- Sit down with knees close to your chest, feet on the floor. Keeping your body close to vertical, hold... More on Boat Pose >>









Plank - Start on your hands and knees, shoulders directly over your wrists. More on Plank Pose >>











Side Plank - From a plank, lift your hips up slightly, then shift your weight into one hand as you roll your whole body open to the side. More on Side Plank Pose >>










Dolphin
- From hands and knees, bring your forearms to the ground, elbows right... More on Dolphin Pose >>










Dolphin Plank - From hands and knees, bring your forearms to the ground, elbows right under your shoulders.... More on Dolphin Plank Pose >>










Crow -
Come into a squat with your feet about as wide as your mat. Plant your palms on the ground under your shoulders... More on Crow Pose >>











Half Crow
- It’s much easier to drop into this with your hips up high than it is just to bring your knee straight forward.... More on Half Crow Pose >>










Lifted Half Crow
- From a half crow, open in the front of your back hip and abdomen to lift your back leg higher and... More on Lifted Half Crow Pose >>







"Fat Blaster" Yoga Sequence Video:








 
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Mike is a guide and resident healer at Strala Yoga in New York. Named “Best Mover” by MindBodyGreen and one of Shape Magazine’s Hottest Trainers, he’s practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than three decades, including tai chi, qigong, and shiatsu.

In his younger years, Mike challenged centuries of reasonable and well-tested martial traditions in hundreds of competitions, by applying unruly imagination to a world where rules were unbreakable. As he got older, he happily become more interested in supporting bodies than disrupting them, and continued on to medical applications of the mind-body connection in university.

Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. After running into walls with standard medical practice in the U.S. and England, Mike left his healthcare roots. He worked at a steel mill for a while, joined a web company, and then founded a few more. He now serves on the board of Odyl, which helps people discover books on Facebook.

As Strala's co-founder, Mike has found his way back to health care done right: helping people let go of stress in their bodies and minds, become their own best caregivers, and live happy capable lives. Mike is a mountaineer, runner, cyclist, skier, and snowboarder. Check out Michael's MBG Video Course, The Complete Guide To Yoga.

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