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").
- Strengthens the abdomen, hip flexors, and spine
- Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines
- Helps relieve stress
- Improves digestion