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Yoga Sit Up


This asana strengthens the abdominal muscles.


Sit with knees bent. Your torso and head should be straight, your arms out stretched at shoulder level by the outside of the knees. Take a deep breath through your nose and slowly begin to lay back exhale as you come down. Roll onto your spine from the tail up. Keep your head forward as you roll down to the ground. Gently lay your shoulders and head down as you exhale completely. Inhale then Exhale as you lift your head, then your shoulders, contract your stomach muscles as you lift up, always keeping your arms outstretched. Come back to a seated position. Your body should form a V shape. Hold the position but continue to breathe. This may be repeated several times, the pose should be held for several breaths before releasing back down onto the ground.

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