Core Strengthening is fun and invigorating. Yoga core strengthening poses are varied and produce excellent results. One core strengthening pose which has become popular in the fitness industry over the last decade is called hover or plank (caturanga dandasana). This pose has been practiced by yogins over thousands of years!
Arm balance poses also invigorate the core muscles and contribute to sleek well-toned abdominal muscles because the abs pull in tight reverberating all the way to the pelvic floor muscles. Crane and Side crane are examples of straight arm core balancers and bent arm versions are called crow and side-crow. Balancing the core by working side abdominal muscles (obliques) and back muscles can be accomplished in side plank (and variations) as well as reverse plank (and variations). Namaste!