5 Yoga Asanas That Will Reduce Your Belly Fat

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Belly fat is usually a sign of sedentary lifestyle and poor diet choices. However, even if you are in a relatively good shape, you can still have some belly fat left. It’s complicated to get rid of it completely, but strengthening your core and boosting your metabolism can aid in reducing your fat. All you need to do is practice several yoga asanas on a daily basis and say “no” to food with harmful additives.

#1 Board Pose (Kumbhakasana)

This posture works toward strengthening your core. Not only the abs muscles, but your back, shoulders, tights, and arms are involved in keeping a board pose. Steps to perform this pose:

  • Bent down and touch the floor with your fingers or palms if possible.
  • Step your feet back, extend your legs, and tuck under your toys.
  • Make sure your body is aligned in a straight line, lift your head and hold your gaze in front of you.
  • Use your core strength and your abs to keep the body aligned. Hold it for 20-30 seconds.
  • Drop down to your knees and take a 15 seconds rest. Repeat the steps 5 times.

#2 Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

The bow pose with strengthen your abs and your back while allowing you to stretch in a backward bend. Rolling back and forth in a bow pose will also stimulate your digestive system. To perform bow pose:

  • Start with lying on your stomach with your hands at each side of your body and your legs fully extended.
  • Bend your knees, reach and hold your ankles with your arms.
  • Lift your head and use your core strength to hold your feet as high as possible, while bending backward .
  • Don’t forget to breathe. Hold the pose for 20 seconds and return to a start position and have a 15 seconds rest.
  • Repeat it 5 times.

#3 Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

This pose will help you get rid of your belly fat, strengthen your abdominal organs, arms, and your tights. To perform this pose:

  • Bend your knees and extend your hands in front of you. You can choose to face your palms up.
  • To take a correct pose, imagine you’re sitting on a real chair.
  • Hold it as long as you can, then take a short break, and perform the pose again 3 to 5 times.

#4 Boat Pose (Naukasana)

This is another great pose for burning your belly fat. Here are the steps to perform it:

  • Start with lying on your back.
  • Raise your fully extended arms and legs above the ground at about 45 degree angle in the same direction
  • Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds and notice as your body starts trembling.

#5 Warrior Pose I (Virabhadrasana)

This pose will also allow a great back and arms stretching to occur. You will boost your blood circulation and promote body balance.

  • Take a big step back with one foot and bend the other in a 90 degree angle.
  • Keep the back foot straight and bend your back backwards.
  • Join the palms of your arms together above your head.
  • Hold this pose for 30 seconds, then switch the legs and repeat.
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