Core Abdominal Power Yoga Exercises – Free Book of Kundalini Yoga Poses & Kriyas – Ch 3

Yoga Exercises for Core Abdominal Power

Free Yoga Poses for Navel Strength & Power

Kundalini Yoga Set #3

 

Video of Core Power Kundalini Yoga Set

(From Free Yoga Videos, yoga video #2, Yoga Workout for Ripped Abs)

 

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Purpose of Core Abdominal Power Yoga Exercises:

The following set of Kundalini Yoga exercises builds the navel center and works on the 3rd Chakra (energy vortex) of the Kundalini Energy System.  The 3rd Chakra is called the Manipura or Nabhi Chakra.  The navel center is not only important for core energy and necessary physical fuel, but also the Manipura chakra, which governs this region, is associated with the attributes of willpower and strength of character.  Thus, it is recommended that early in one’s yoga practice one builds and balances this chakra.  Doing so helps one to remain committed to their yoga and meditation practice, thus reaping the full rewards that such practice brings.  Of course developing washboard like abs in the process does not harm either :-).

Description of Core Abdominal Power Yoga Exercises:

1. Single Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:  (Chkra Padasana)

a. Guided Instructions for Single Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:

  • Lie flat on your back.
  • Raise your right leg up to about 45 degrees.
  • Point your feet and toes away from you.
  • Begin the Breath of Fire Breathing Exercise and keeping your leg straight rotate it in a big circle clockwise.  Make the circle as big as you can without touching the floor.
  • Do 10 rotations in 1 direction and then without resting rotate the same leg in the other direction (counter-clockwise).
  • Repeat with the left leg.

b. Duration for Single Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise: Takes about 1 minute / leg, but use the count provided above.

c. Benefits of Single Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:

  • Builds your Navel Center and strengthens and tones your abdominal muscles.
  • Activates and balances the Manipura Chakra (naval center)
  • Builds willpower and strength of character.
  • Loosens and opens up the hips. 

d. Practice Tips for Single Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:  To modify the exercise bend you knees or do fewer rotations at a stretch.  You can also take rest as needed.

(Take a short break to let your hip flexors and abdominals recover).  

2. Double Leg Rotation Kundalini Yoga Exercise:

a. Guided Instructions for Double Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:

  • Continue to lie flat on your back.
  • Now raise both legs up to about 45 degrees.
  • Point your feet and toes away from you.
  • Begin the Breath of Fire Breathing Exercise and keeping your legs straight rotate them in a big circle clockwise.  Make the circle as big as you can without touching the floor.
  • Do 10 rotations in 1 direction and then without resting rotate your legs in the other direction (counter-clockwise).

b. Duration for Double Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise: Takes about 1 minute, but use the count provided above.

c. Benefits of Double Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:

  • Builds your Navel Center and strengthens and tones your abdominal muscles.
  • Activates and balances the Manipura Chakra.
  • Builds willpower and strength of character.
  • Loosens and opens up the hips. 

d. Practice Tips for Double Leg Rotations Kundalini Yoga Exercise:  To modify the exercise bend you knees or do fewer rotations at a stretch.  You can also take rest in between as needed.  To support your lower back you may want to put your hand underneath your buttocks with your palms facing down.

3. Relax in Yoga Corpse Pose: (also called Shav Asana)

a. Guided Instruction for Yoga Corpse Pose:

  • Lie on your back and have your arms out to your sides about six to twelve inches away from your body.
  • Turn your palms slightly upward.
  • Relax your body and breath.

b. Duration for Yoga Corpse Pose: 1-2 minutes.

c. Benefits of Yoga Corpse Pose:

  • Allows the body to consolidate the gains from the previous exercises.
  • Helps the body heal and rejuvenate itself.
  • Promotes relaxation and peace.

d. Practice Tips for Yoga Corpse Pose: Try to consciously relax your entire body.  Release all your tensions and worries and stay in the present moment as best you can.

4. Kundalini Yoga Abdominal Pop Corn Exercise:

a. Guided Instructions for Kundalini Yoga Abdominal Pop Corn Exercise: 

  • Lie on your back, bend your legs and bring you knees in towards your chest.
  • Hold on to each knee.  Right hand grasps right knee, and left hand grasps left knee.
  • Now try to explode off the ground like you are a pop corn popping.  So you are trying to launch your whole body towards the ceiling (you will probably not leave the ground, but its the effort that counts here :-)
  • If you are doing this right, pretty soon your abdominal muscles will let you know.

b. Duration for Kundalini Yoga Abdominal Pop Corn Exercise: 1-5 mins

c. Benefits of Kundalini Yoga Abdominal Pop Corn Exercise:  

  • Very good for building your core power and abdominal strength.
  • Good for building overall fitness and stamina.

d. Practice Tips for Kundalini Yoga Abdominal Pop Corn  Exercise: Another yoga exercise that you should not be quickly fooled by.  If doing it correctly it is a great way to burn fat and develop strong abdominal muscles without putting any strain on the joints and lower back.  Make sure you are using a soft surface when doing this exercise.

5. Yoga Boat Pose (Maha Shakti Kriya or Naukasana)

a. Guided Instructions for Yoga Boat Pose:

  • Lie flat on your back.
  • Have your arms straight out to the sides with your palms facing in. Keep your legs together and straight out as well with your toes pointing forward. 
  • Now bring your legs and torso up such that you are balancing on your sacrum.  Keep your eyes focused on your toes, this will help you keep your balance.  You are forming a V shape, with your legs and torso.
  • Begin the Breath of Fire Breathing Exercise.

b. Duration for Yoga Boat Pose: 1-3 minutes

c. Benefits of Yoga Boat Pose:

  • Builds your Navel Center and strengthens and tones your abdominal muscles.
  • Activates and balances the Manipura Chakra.
  • Builds willpower and strength of character.
  • Awakens all the systems in the body (digestive, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, etc.).
  • Develops focus and balance. 

d. Practice Tips for Yoga Boat Pose: To modify the exercise hold on to your knees or thighs.  Keeping a steady gaze upon your toes will go a long way in helping you keep your balance.  If you need to, you can take a break and then come into the pose again once you are ready.  This is a very powerful kundalini yoga pose and is sometimes practiced on its own as a complete set (kriya).  You can build up the time for Maha Shakti Kriya to 11 minutes.

6. Relax in Yoga Corpse Pose (#3 above) for 2-5 minutes:

This concludes the Core Abdominal Power Yoga Exercises.

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75 Responses to “Core Abdominal Power Yoga Exercises – Free Book of Kundalini Yoga Poses & Kriyas – Ch 3”

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  1. 75
    Mary Raji Says:

    Hi
    Most of my yoga students want to reduce their stomach. I am going to teach your core abdominal power yoga exercises . I am sure it will help them I’ll let know soon about theses exercises. Thanks a lot.Namaste
    Regards
    Raji

  2. 74
    Luis Garcia Says:

    I did it. I love these.

  3. 73
    Anmol Mehta and Kundalini Yoga « Rasberries N Cream Says:

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  4. 72
    Daily Practice for Weight Loss « Learning Every Time Says:

    [...] first exercise is from the popular video Core Abdominal Power Yoga Set and are the Single Leg Rotations.  The video is below for you as well, but I have also given you [...]

  5. 71
    emerson cesar rossari Says:

    ola, I am brasilian e practice kundalini yoga for your videos, thanks, emerson rossari

  6. 70
    Trupti Mehta Says:

    Ambika,

    Different bodies reduce in different places first. In your case the abdomen and the chest area are taking longer. Generally once one loses weight every where else, the fat deposits in the bust area tend to reduce as well. Keep working at it, and eventually it will target fat in the hard to affect regions as well.

    You can also incorporate the vigorous weight loss program – but please do NOT overdo it. Listen to your body. Sometimes it may take longer but it will happen!!

    Take some time to read our new article on weight loss - I am sure it will give you some very good tips on diet and nutrition :)

    All the very best,
    Trupti

  7. 69
    Trupti Mehta Says:

    Kalai,

    Great job reducing 20 pounds !!
    Different bodies reduce in different places first. Keep working at it, and eventually it will target fat in the hard to affect regions as well.

    All the best,
    Trupti

  8. 68
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi,

    Yes for the double leg rotations you can use Breath of Fire as well. If the BOF gets too much switch to normal breathing as you continue the exercise.

    Best,
    Anmol

  9. 67
    M. Herrmann Says:

    Hi,
    Does number two of this exercise use the breath of fire?
    And thank you again for this wonderful class!

  10. 66
    ambika Says:

    hi sir,
    i am not able to reduce my bulge in the upper portion of the stomach and even want to reduce the chest portion which i have got after my delivery due to which i have lost my confidence,pls help me reduce it in a months time.
    thanks
    ambika

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