Health & Lifestyle

How to Develop Abs & Flat Stomach From Yoga in 30 Days?

Not to brag but this actually happened. I really developed abs from doing yoga for 15 minutes for 30 days. Even I thought this isn’t possible till I witnessed it myself. Now I’m already a lean person but I still had that belly fat none of us like. I like and respect every body type so if you feel you don’t need a flat stomach then you surely don’t. The point is to be comfortable in your own skin.

But if you’re someone who wants to strengthen their core and get a flat stomach, do these yoga poses but every single day and at least for a month. It’s been 2 months since I’ve been practicing this routine, and I certainly am very happy from the result. I’ve got a sculpted stomach, thanks to lockdown and obviously this yoga workout for abs.

The best part is you don’t need to go to a gym or lift those heavy gym equipments. All you need is a small place and a yoga mat. I use this beautiful and comfortable yoga mat. And yes, always keep yourself hydrated, before and after the exercise. This one’s really important and you can’t miss this at any cost. This pink cello bottle is my best friend whenever it’s my yoga time.

Disclaimer: There are a few affiliate links in the post and if you buy from those(with no extra cost to you), I might get a tiny commission that’ll help support my blog. I only recommend products which I personally feel are worth buying.

1. The Cobra

How To:

  • Lie on your stomach.
  • Keep weight on your straight hands and toes.
  • Keep your hips on the weight.
  • Bend back in the loin and look above your head.
  • Hold the position for as long as possible (30 seconds minimum).

Muscles Involved:

  • Lower back muscles(Loin)
  • Upper back muscles
  • Trapezius
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Biceps and Triceps

2. The Static Bridge

How To:

  • Lie on your back.
  • Raise your hips up from the floor.
  • The hips and the body from a straight line.
  • Hold this position for as long as possible(minimum 30 seconds).

Muscles Involved:

  • Hamstring muscles
  • Lower back muscles(loin)
  • Upper back muscles
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Glutes

3. The Plank

yoga abs exercises

How To:

  • Be on your toes and forearms with your body straight.
  • Make sure to engage your abs, shoulders, back, and glutes.
  • Hold the position for as long as possible(30 seconds minimum).

Muscles Involved:

  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius
  • Abdominal muscles

4. Extended Plank

yoga abs exercises

How To:

  • From plank position, walk your hands up two small steps. Hold this extended position while keeping your core engaged and body tight.

Muscles involved:

  • Rhomboids
  • Trapezius
  • Abdominal muscles

5. The Bow

yoga abs exercises

How To:

  • Lie on your stomach and bend the knees.
  • Grab the ankles with your hands.
  • Maximally bend the spine and lift the hips and chest up.
  • Look ahead in front of yourself.
  • Hold the position for as long as possible.

Muscles Involved:

  • Lower back muscles(loin)
  • Upper back muscles
  • Trapezius
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Quadriceps
  • Abdominal muscles

Related:Why Does Your Neck Hurt & What To Do About It?

6. The Pointer

How To:

  • Lie on your stomach.
  • Hold your weight on the straight arms and toes.
  • The body forms a triangle.
  • Keep your spine and legs straight.
  • Hold the position as long as possible(30 seconds minimum).

Muscles Involved:

  • Straight abdominal muscles
  • Lower back muscles
  • Upper back muscles
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Hamstring muscles

8. 4 Points

yoga abs exercises

How To:

  • Lie on your back and tear off the hips from the floor.
  • Keep weight on the heels and on the palms.
  • Slowly bend the spine upwards.

Muscles Involved:

  • Straight abdominal muscles
  • Intercostal muscles
  • Lower back muscles
  • Upper back muscles
  • Trapezius
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Hamstrings

9. Forward-back

How To:

  • Get up on all fours.
  • As you inhale,pull your leg back,as you exhale, pull your forehead to the kness.
  • Try not to touch the floor with your foot.

Muscles Involved:

  • Lower back muscles
  • Upper back muscles
  • Trapezius
  • Straight abdominal muscles

10. Child’s Pose

yoga abs exercises

How To:

  • Kneel on the floor with your toes together and your knees hip-width apart. Rest your palms on top of your thighs.
  • On an exhale, lower your torso between your knees. Extend your arms alongside your torso with your palms facing down. Relax your shoulders toward the ground. Rest in the pose for as long as needed.

Muscles Involved:

  • Lower back muscles
  • Neck flexors

Also read: What is one thing which could improve your sleep quality & productivity?

These yoga poses strictly function on your core and help in developing abs. I’m not saying you’ll develop six pack abs from these yoga exercises but your core will definitely get strengthened and look more sculpted. These exercises have even given me relief from my lower back pain and neck pain. Though there a whole lot of other yoga poses for those problems but they still somehow help a little.

It’s important to have a strong core as it helps to maintain and support our body for daily activities. These poses also reduce stress on your spine and improve your posture. A weak core leads to slouching which doesn’t really add up to your personality. A strong and sculpted core looks pretty too.

I can go on and on about the benefits of having a strong core. But it all comes down to how determined you are on leaving all the bad eating habits and practice this routine religiously for those ripped abs. Just remember, nothing is impossible. If you’ll work for it, you’ll get it.

Do you practice yoga too? Share with us in the comments below!