10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home

Contributing writer By Erin Motz
Contributing writer
Erin Motz is a writer, yoga instructor, and co-founder of Bad Yogi. She received her degree from the University of South Florida and her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and Yoga Magazine.

While I love teaching my yoga and Pilates classes, I’m not a fan of going to the gym for a full-on balls-to-the-wall workout.

So I’ll usually do some abs variation to at least work on that portion. Hey, one step at a time, right? ;-) Enjoy! And remember - it’s only 10 minutes. You can do anything for 10 minutes!

10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home
Legs over hips, shoulders lifted slightly, core engaged.
10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home
Drop one leg and hover it above the ground. Twist elbow to opposite knee. Repeat, alternating between your left and right for 10 reps.
10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home
Plank - engage core, keep spine in one long line. Hips level, keeping your body in a straight line from your ears to your ankles
10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home
Boat. Lift up through the chest, knees pull in, squeeze the belly towards the spine.
10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home
Squeeze one knee towards elbow, hold for one breath. Extend back to plank and repeat opposite side. Crunch knee to ribs for 10 reps on each side.
10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home
Extend the legs down until they're just hovering off the floor. Hold for a breath or two, and pop back to boat for 10 reps.

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