Getting a flat stomach can take some time, even if you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. However, some light yoga poses will work wonders on your midsection.
Yoga has been an effective form of exercise for more than 5,000 years. With more than 100 forms that range from simple to complex, everyone can incorporate this yoga exercise program into their daily life. Let’s take a look at 10 simple yoga poses that will help you deal with abdominal fat.
This step focuses on the thighs, buttocks, shoulders, back, and stubborn belly area.
Start in a position similar to a push-up, with your arms extended under your knees and your arms positioned under your shoulders and arms. Inhale as you look ahead of your hands. Take care to keep your back and spine straight. Stay in this position for 15-30 seconds before letting go on your knees. Repeat this pose 5 times with a 15-second break between them.
2. The weakening of the wind (Pavana muktasana)
A great pose for calming lower back pain, strengthening your core and thighs. It has even been used to maintain a healthy pH level and increase metabolism.
Hold the position for 60-90 seconds while you breathe consciously and deeply. Repeat 5 times with a 15-second break between each pose.
Ultimately, it helps to reduce the accumulated fat in the waist area.
Breathe normally when you hold the pose for 15 seconds. Release the pose and let your body rest for 15 seconds. Repeat the pose 5 times with a rest in between.
Ideal for strengthening the core and tightening the abdominal muscles. It offers full body stretching that increases energy and promotes easy digestion.
Hold the position for 15-30 seconds while breathing normally. Exhale and return to the supine position, allowing your body to rest for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times with a rest between each repeat
The Cobra pose strengthens the spine and upper body. This pose is not recommended for people suffering from a hernia or back injury, or pregnant women.
Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds and slowly exhale. Rest for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times with a break between each pose.
6. Boat (Naukasana)
The boat pose offers a workout for the stomach, back, arms and legs.
Hold this position as you inhale and exhale 10 times. Repeat this pose 5 times with 15 seconds of rest between them.
This is a purposeful pose that strengthens the spine, pulls the abs and supports the hips. You should not do this if you have a back or knee injury and should avoid it if you suffer from chronic headaches or insomnia.
Breathe normally, hold the position as long as you can.
8. Bridge (Setubandhasana)
The bridge pose has a number of advantages. It has even been proven to help with high blood pressure, improve digestion, and curb the symptoms of menopause.
Hold the position as long as you can.
9. Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1)
A natural pose that gives your back a nice stretch as it strengthens the core, thighs, and buttocks. This not only helps you reduce belly fat but also calms the position, which promotes clarity and calmness.
Stay in this position for 15-30 seconds while you breathe normally. Repeat for the opposite leg
10. Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana 2)
It offers similar benefits such as Warrior 1 and is best done in conjunction with the pose described above.