Stubborn belly fat can be extremely irritating. You can exercise daily and keep a healthy diet, but sometimes there’s still that last bit of belly fat that your body holds on to. Yoga alone won’t eliminate body fat, but when combined with other exercise and a diet free of junk food and harmful additives and chemicals, it can help to boost your body’s metabolism and strengthen your core to eliminate stubborn belly fat.
Practice these five yoga poses to get the toned belly you’ve been working for!
This pose will strengthen your core and tighten your abs to help reduce belly fat. Rocking back and forth in this pose will stimulate the digestive system and fight constipation, while allowing the body to stretch. To perform this pose:
1. Lie on your stomach with your legs stretched out and your arms at each side of your body.
2. Bend at the knees and reach your arms back to your ankles or feet and hold.
3. Inhale and lift your head, then bend it backward while lifting your legs as high as possible.
4. Try to hold this pose for 15-30 seconds and keep breathing normally.
5. Begin to exhale and move back to the original position with your legs stretched out and your arms at your sides.
6. Repeat at least 5 times with a rest time of 15 seconds in between each pose.
Steps to do it
1. Lie on your back with your legs stretched out with your heels touching each other and your arms at your side.
2. Breathe out as you bend your knees and you move them toward your chest.
3. Hold your knees as you pull them closer into your body. Make sure that your toes are stretched
4. Tighten your thighs and apply pressure to your abdominal muscles as you hold the position.
5. Hold the position for 60-90 seconds as you breathe deliberately and deeply. (Count slowly till 20)
6. Breathe out and release the knees as you allow your arms to rest on your side.
This yoga helps you reduce belly fat and is excellent for fighting fat around the waist. It is very good for the stomach as well as strengthening the back and leg muscles.
How To Do Naukasana
1. Lie down on a mat in supine position, legs together and stretched, arms to your sides facing down.
2. On inhalation, start raising your legs without bending at the knees.
3. Stretch your foot and your toes outward.
4. Raise the legs as high as possible.
5. Now raise both arms keeping them straight, attempting to reach toward your toes.
6. Attempt to bring your body close to 45 degree angle.
7. Breathe normally.
8. Hold this pose for at least 15 seconds.
9. Gently exhale as you release.
10. Repeat this for at least 5 rounds with relaxation for 15 secs after each round.
1. Stand up straight with your hands in front of you.
2. Bend your knees as if you were sitting in a chair.
3. Raise your hands above your head.
4. Bend your torso inward as you go deeper into the position.
5. Breathe generally as you hold the position for as long as you can.
1. Start by pushing your back.
2. Exhale as you press off the floor with your feet.
3. Raise your body so that your butts and back are off the floor, but your neck stays down. Go up as much as possible.
4. Push your by far on the ground for extra assistance.
5. Hold the position for as long as you can.