Core training does two really important things — it helps you look thinner and it supports your spine and helps with things like balance.
The core is actually made up of three sheaths of muscles: The upper abs, the side muscles, which are called the obliques, and then this very deep layer of muscle. Those deep muscles are the ones that do all the good stuff, like support your spine and act as a natural corset—so when you work them not only do you get a flatter stomach but a tighter stomach.
Naukasana works on the core, really well. But, the obliques need more exercise to strengthen the back and tone the abdomen. And, Kati Naukasana does it best!
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Avoid in case of severe lower spine pain or low blood pressure. Pregnant women should give it a miss.
Pull your navel towards your spine.
When training your core, make Naukasana and Kati naukasana a part of your regime. As it works on the superficial and deep layers of muscles. Let’s kill the fat with the core-killer regime. 🙂
Yogi. Blogger. Storyteller After, a decade of being a fitness enthusiast and various trial and errors with corporate jobs and teaching (post a PG degree in Management).