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Strength training for yogis no.2: fire up the core with tiger curls and hollow holds

Posted by Emma Obayuvana for Strong Women Training Club

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Today’s flow warm up is a targeted activation of the hips, core and shoulder girdle – three areas that we heavily rely on during yoga. PT Emma then takes us through a circuit of forward lunges, cossacks and sumo squats, so you’ll leave your mat feeling super-limber even if you’re going back to an afternoon at your desk. Hit those deep abdominals with hollow holds and scissors.

Core conditioning: hollow hold/scissors

How to do scissors

  1. Lie on your back, with your hands palm-down under your bum.
  2. Keeping your legs straight, bring our right leg into the air.
  3. As you bring it back down, bring the left leg up.
  4. Quickly change legs – scissoring between left and right.
  5. Make it harder by keeping your legs just a few inches off the ground.