Simple class working to engage and strengthen the abdominal muscles
- Difficulty: Easier
- Length: 33 minutes
The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, onto our backs and sides on the mat. The classes are suitable for most levels but please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
The class includes:
- Standing toy soldier
- Standing abdominal curl
- Balance series
- Abdominal curl fold and stretch
- Standing arm opening
- Roll downs
- Four-pint kneeling cat stretch
- Leg pull in prone
- Leg fold and stretch
- Child pose stretch
- One leg stretch with abdo prep
- Side lying abdominal fold and stretch
- Opposite arm and leg stretch
- Glute/piriformis stretch
- Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and mermaid stretches
The class begins in standing warming up our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement. We then begin to engage our abdominal muscles with a standing abdominal curl, balance series and fold and stretch movements. We then mobilise our spines with a standing arm opening movement and roll downs.
We then continue the class down into four-point kneeling beginning with a gentle cat stretch then engage our abdominal muscles with a leg pull in prone movement. Moving down onto our elbows we then engage our core and glute muscles with a leg fold and stretch movement.
Moving down onto our backs we continue to engage and strengthen our abdominal muscles with a one leg stretch and abdo prep, criss-cross, scissors and hundreds movements. Onto our sides we work our abdominal muscles a little further with a fold and stretch movement before stretching out with an opposite arm and leg stretch movement. We then cool down with a glute stretch on our backs and in sitting with a ‘Y’ and mermaid stretch.