Yoga is a great workout if you want to get a flat tummy. Using yoga for flat abs is actually really easy once you know the poses that will sculpt and tone your core.

If you have been doing research into the best workouts for a flat stomach, chances are you have already seen yoga for flat abs already in your search. There is a reason it keeps popping up.

Yoga is one of the best workouts to get a flat stomach.

Bonus, if you start doing yoga for flat abs, you don’t have to worry about doing situps or crunches.

Another bonus, you can do this workout anywhere, all it requires is your body weight. A yoga mat is great to have to, but not absolutely necessary.

For this workout, perform each pose holding it for 30-60 seconds before moving onto the next. Perform it 2-3 times for a strong ab workout.

Plank

Start on all fours with knees stacked under hips and wrists, elbows, and shoulders in one straight line. Spread your fingers.

Extend your legs back keeping toes curled and feet hip-width apart.

Keep back straight with a slight curve between the shoulder blades and legs long and strong.

Boat

Begin seated on the mat with your legs straight out in front of you.

Bend your knees keeping your feet together on the ground.

Extend your arms so that they are parallel to the ground.

Gently lean back until you are balancing on your sit bones. Lift your shins so that they are parallel to the ground.

Keep your core engaged to keep legs lifted.

Bridge

Begin by lying on your back with legs bent and feet on the mat.

Bring your heels close to your butt with feet hip-width apart.

While pressing into your feet, lift your pelvis upward.

Gently rock side to side so that you can bring your shoulder blades closer together and interlace your fingers.

Locust

Begin lying on your stomach. Your arms are at your sides and your feet should be hip-width apart.

Take a deep breath and on your exhale, lift your chest, arms, and legs from the mat.

Pick a spot in front of you to gaze at as you try to as long as you can while lifting your chest and legs as far as you can comfortably.

Make sure to stay long in this pose to avoid compressing your back.

 

Side Plank

Start on all fours with knees stacked under hips and wrists, elbows, and shoulders in one straight line. Spread your fingers.

Extend your legs back keeping toes curled and feet hip-width apart.

Keep back straight with a slight curve between the shoulder blades and legs long and strong.

Hold for 30-60 seconds and then switch to other side and repeat.

Four-limbed staff pose

From plank pose, exhale and send your body forwards with your toes.

Let your body lower so that your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Keep your elbows close to the body and not splayed out to the sides.

Keep your core engaged and strong throughout this pose and your back straight with your hips in line with your body.

 

Crescent Pose

Begin in standing pose. Take a big step forward to the front of your mat with your right foot.

Press out of your left foot onto your toes and bend your front right leg so that your knee is over your ankle.

Inhale and lengthen your torso lifting your arms toward the sky, palms facing each other.

Exhale and let your shoulders relax away from the ears.

Hold for 30-60 seconds and then switch to other side and repeat.

 

Triangle pose

Begin in a standing position.

Take a large step forward with your right foot while rotating your left foot so that it is parallel with the short end of your mat. Keep your right leg straight.

Exhale and on next inhale bend forward as much as possible over your extended right leg.

Exhale and extend your left hand to the sky as straight as possible. Your right hand is either on the ground or resting on your right shin.

You can use a yoga block to rest your right hand on if you are very tight.

Hold for 30-60 seconds and then switch to other side and repeat.

Upward facing dog

Begin lying face down on your mat.

Bring your hands under your shoulders with elbows pointing behind you.

Press into hands and the tops of your feet to lift your body. Only your hands and the tops of your feet should be touching the ground.

Keep your shoulders relaxed away from your ears and avoid hyperextending your elbows.

 

Downward facing dog

Starting on hands and knees.

Spread your fingers as wide as possible. Lift your hips to the ceiling straightening your legs. Invite your heels to touch the ground.

Let the tension go from your neck and let your head hang trying to look toward your belly button.

Keep your arms long.

If you need to, bend your knees a bit. With time and practice, you will be able to straighten them fully. If your heels don’t touch the ground, that’s okay too.