The 11 Best Yoga Poses For Core Strength

Turn that vinyasa flow into your ab day.

The best yoga poses for core strength, according to trainers.


While yoga seems like it's all about flexibility and relaxation, it’s also a great way to build core strength and stability, says yoga teacher Mikah Horn. Read on for the best yoga poses for core strength that’ll hit your abs, obliques, and lower back so you feel stable AF.


Boat Pose

Yoga pro Janet Parker recommends this move to light up the core.

- Sit on floor, hands behind you for support.

- Put both legs up in the air to create a "V" shape.

- Squeeze your abs.

- Reach your arms up long towards your toes.

- Hold for 3 to 5 breaths.