Upper abs exerciseYoga emphasizes on bringing a balance between the body, mind and soul. However, this is not all that yoga emphasizes on. Yoga is also about working on the core strength and increasing immunity. Toning and strengthening the upper abdomen is an essential part of increasing the core strength. Abs exercises in yoga can help tone the muscles while increasing their strength. These exercises also help reduce fat and improve digestion. With your upper abs workout, your immunity will also increase.
These abs exercises needn’t to be performed everyday. You can simply perform them three to four times a week to get maximum benefit.
How to Tone Upper Abs?Here are some simple exercises that you can perform in order to exercise the upper abdomen.
- Lie on your back on a flat surface, placing your hands under your buttocks in order to support your spine. Stretch both your legs and place them straight in front of you. Now slowly start lifting your right leg until it is at an angle of forty five degrees. While lifting the leg, try to not bend it at the knee. When the leg is raised, start rotating it in a clockwise circle. Rotate the leg about ten times clockwise and then start rotating it counterclockwise ten times. Now repeat with the left leg. Once finished, repeat the same procedure using both the legs together.
- Lie down on your stomach and place your hands under your shoulders. Now supporting your shoulders start to lift your upper body off the ground. To achieve this, you will have to use the muscles on your back. Once you have raised your upper body to its full extent, hold the pose for a few seconds before you start to release.
- Lie down flat on your back, keeping your body straight in a line and place both your hands under your buttocks to support the body. Slowly begin to lift both your legs in the air keeping your legs straight and your toes pointed forward. When your legs are about twelve to eighteen inches from the floor, move your right ankle over the right ankle and let the legs remain in the position for a few seconds. After this, bring back your legs to the initial position and cross the left ankle over the right ankle. Keep alternating like this till you have performed this exercise twenty or thirty times.