By: Kerri Winick and Andrea Krivelow of CelebutanteSisters
With bikini season around the corner it's time to shape up and tone that midsection. YogaWorks instructor Sadie Nardini guides GT readers through three quick poses that will flatten your abs and bring out the best in your summer beach body.
Yoga targets not only your superficial abdominals, but the deeper core muscles that are often neglected in traditional abdominal
exercises. Sadie's unique poses will reach all six abdominal muscles, working to effectively transform and firm the midsection.
From Downward Dog, lift your right leg into the air. Bend the knee, and sweep it forward to your outer, upper right arm. Squeeze
and hold as you round your back, firing the inner thighs, hip flexors and front abdominals. Hold for 5 breaths, then return to Dog Pose
and switch sides.
Bonus: This is an excellent arm and shoulder sculpting pose, too!