Boat Pose, Navasana: Yoga Pose for Strength & Abdominal Toning – Hatha yoga classes in Milton Keynes
Navasana – Boat pose is one of the best for strengthening and toning the abdominal organs. It also works the muscles of the lower back. It is very challenging at first, but consistent practice will give benefits sooner rather than later.
Stage 2. To practice the full boat pose from a knees-bent position, slowly straighten the legs upward until they are fully extended. Have the feet higher than the head. With the abdominals muscles working strongly, focus on keeping the legs extended and the upper body lifting so the back doesn’t round out. If you are very strong, interlace the fingers behind the head, keeping elbows wide, taking care not to sag in the lower back or collapse the chest towards the belly. After five to eight breaths, release on and exhalation.
Boat pose, Navasana is a challenging seated balancing posture that helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles, hips, thighs and spine. It improves digestion and aids detoxification the body. Practicing navasana will help you to develop focus and concentration.
- At the first stage, rest the toes lightly on the floor.
- Keep the knees bent slightly.
- Hold for a short time.
- For easier variation, keep your knees bent and hold onto the back of your knees.
Effect: strengthening and Toning.
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