5 Simple Yoga Poses To Reduce Your Stubborn Belly Fat

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A Large number of people around the world love to have junk food. But there is a problem with eating the junk food. It increases fat in our bodies, especially at Belly part. The belly is one of the hardest areas on the body to eliminate fat. The fat in the abdominal region is linked to type-2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart diseases, and some types of cancer. This over fat may lead to even death.

The belly is one of the most dangerous places to keep fat stored, and it is also one of the most important areas to get rid of it. There are many exercises to eliminate the increasing belly fat. Here are few simple actions to be done to get rid of belly fat. Yoga is effective and healthy persons can practice it.

Yoga alone won’t eliminate fat; it only helps 30% in reducing belly fat. But 70% of your success is based on nutrition.

1. Cobra Posture (Bhujangaasana):

This posture helps in reducing the belly fat and strengthens your ab muscles. It also strengthens your upper body and makes your spine flexible.

How To Do This:

  • Lie on your stomach with your legs stretched out.
  • Place your chin and all toes touching to the floor.
  • Inhale slowly and raise the chest, bending it back which looks like cobra snake with a raised head to strike.
  • Hold the pose for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Exhale slowly and then bring your body back down to the original position.
  • Repeat the above steps five times with 15 seconds rest between each time.

Caution: People having an ulcer, hernia, back injury or pregnant should not do this.

2. Bow Posture (Dhanuraasana):

This pose strengthens the main part of the abs i.e. core. It puts the digestive system to work and fights constipation.

How To Do This:

  • Lie down on your stomach with legs stretched and arms each side.
  • Bend the knees and reach the arms backward to the feet to hold.
  • Inhale and lift your head up and start to bend it backward while trying to lift your legs.
  • Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds.
  • Exhale and come back to original position.
  • Repeat the above steps five times with 15 seconds rest between each time

3. Pontoon Posture (Naukaasana):

It is one of the important poses that eliminate the belly fat. It helps in strengthening the muscles in the legs and back.

How To Do This:

  • Lie flat on your back with stretched legs and arms facing downward.
  • Inhale and start raising your legs keeping them straight.
  • Lift your arms to reach your toes to create a 45-degree angle.
  • Hold the pose for 15 seconds and breath normally.
  • Exhale and get back to original position.
  • Repeat the above steps five times with 15 seconds rest between each time.

4. Board Posture (Kumbhakaasana):

This pose is effortless but effective in burning belly fat. It strengthens the shoulders, arms, back, thighs, and buttocks.

How To Do This:

  • Lie down on your stomach with stretched legs and arms.
  • Lift your body with the help of flat arms and toes.
  • Inhale and look at your palms, so your neck and spine are aligned.
  • Your body should form a straight line from head to heel.
  • Hold the pose for 15 to 30 seconds as long as possible.
  • Exhale and drop to your knees.
  • Repeat the above steps five times with 15 seconds rest between each time.

5. Wind Easing Posture (Pavanamukthaasana):

It helps to relieve lower back pain and firming and toning the abs, thighs, and hips. It also balances the pH levels within the stomach, cures constipation and enhances your metabolism.

How To Do This:

  • Lie down flat on your back with your legs stretched out and arms at the side.
  • While exhaling, bend at the knees and gradually bring them toward the chest.
  • Use your thighs to apply pressure to the abdominal area.
  • Hold your legs with your hands.
  • Breathe deeply and hold this pose for 60 to 90 seconds.
  • Exhale and get back to your original position.
  • Repeat the above steps for five times with 15 seconds rest between each time.

It is advised to complete these yoga poses in the morning. Repeat these poses daily, 3-5 times, three days a week, and take a day off.

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