By Laura Briggs
Focusing on the waist, Vasisthasana, also known as the sage pose, will help the most. You may also have heard it called the side plank, and it works the shoulder, arms, and core muscles.
Keeping the spine and legs in a straight line while using the arms in the right way can prove tricky so may take some practice to get it right.
The gravitational force will try and pull you back down, but using your muscles against this force will help to tone up those tummy muscles.
Another yoga pose that focuses on strengthening the core muscles is called Setubandhasana, or the bridge pose.
You may well remember the bridge from the school playground, but this is a little more focused to improve flexibility and strengthen the shoulder muscles.
By regularly doing these yoga poses, you’ll see the difference in tone to your core muscles, which will in turn strengthen up your tummy muscles.
oh, the simple elegance of the pictures - but I will keep trying. I do like yoga, very soothing.
no 1 is much more difficult than it looks - but will persevere!
I think I could really benefit from doing these - yoga is so good for toning.
I can definitely say that the first pose is very effective. hoenstly, it made a huge difference to my waist and felt like it was really good for my core strength too, without straining my back.