CORE STRENGTHENERS

Core strengtheners are poses that target the abs, obliques and lower back. They are crucial for optimising performance, improving balance and body control and preventing lower back pain. You will find a number of core-strengthening sequences in the Strength series.

Bird Dogs strengthen the lower back.Bird Dogs strengthen the lower back.
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Bird Dog

Bird Dogs strengthen the core—the abs, obliques and lower back and are one of the most effective poses for alleviating lower back pain.

Boat pose strengthens the core.Boat pose strengthens the core.
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Boat

Boat pose is a challenging core stabiliser that strengthens the abs, obliques, lower back, hip flexors, adductors, upper back and neck.

Fish pose is an advanced, core-strengthening backbend.Fish pose is an advanced, core-strengthening backbend.
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Fish

Fish pose opens up the chest, improves t-spine mobility, strengthens the abs and relieves pain in between the shoulder blades.

Locust pose activates and strengthens the posterior chain.Locust pose activates and strengthens the posterior chain.
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Locust

Locust pose activates and strengthens the posterior chain—to alleviate lower back, knee and pain in between the shoulder blades.

Plank pose strengthens the core and can help to alleviate lower back pain.Plank pose strengthens the core and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
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Plank

Plank strengthens the abs, obliques, lower back and shoulders and is a key pose for alleviating lower back pain and improving posture.

Side Plank strengthens the wrists, shoulders and obliques.Side Plank strengthens the wrists, shoulders and obliques.
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Side Plank

Side Plank strengthens the wrists, shoulders, glutes, abs and obliques and can help to alleviate lower back and shoulder pain.

Upward Facing Plank opens up the chest.Upward Facing Plank opens up the chest.
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Upward Facing Plank

Upward Facing Plank is a great postural counterpose that opens up the chest and strengthens the hands, wrists, shoulders and core.