The Benefits of Boat Pose (Navasana)

One of the most well-known yoga poses for core strength, Boat Pose — Navasana (nah-VAHS-uh-nuh) — tones the abdominal muscles while strengthening the low back. The name comes from the Sanskrit words "nava" (meaning "boat") and "asana" (meaning "pose").

Physical Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdomen, hip flexors, and spine
  • Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines

Emotional Benefits

  • Helps relieve stress
  • Improves digestion
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