Here’s a 15 minute set of yoga exercises to help you to strengthen your core. The exercises progress from gentle cycling movements of the legs to twisting movements and then scissoring the legs in the air. All 3 movements are done from the ‘Semi Supine’ position which is lying on your back with your knees bent. It’s a great sequence for all shapes and sizes to overcome the ‘middle-aged spread’. If you have any discomfort what-so-ever don’t practice that exercise, go back to the one before.
You do have to be able to get yourself down onto the floor and then up again – this in itself is a good exercise. If you struggle at first, please don’t be put off! Take your time and be kind to yourself. It will get easier each time you do it.
Commit to do these exercises everyday or 3 times per week and I’m sure you will feel the benefits in a short while. There are many benefits to improving your core muscles from better posture, easier breathing and of course, getting into your jeans!