Navasana focuses on stimulating your core. It's an essential pose for healthy digestion:
- From Bow Pose, take a moment to relax with your belly on the floor before flipping over to sit on your mat.
- Bend your knees and lift your feet off the floor, balancing on your tush. Keep the spine long and straighten the legs as much as you can without rounding the back. If this is too hard, keep the knees bent — you're still working your core.
- Hold for five complete breaths.
In Ashtanga yoga, Boat Pose is traditionally repeated five times, with lifts in between each one to really work your abs. Find out how to do the lift here.