5 Simple Yoga Poses to Reduce Even the MOST Stubborn Belly Fat

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.Sometimes it is very difficult to get rid of belly fat. Besides affecting our appearance, the belly fat may be the first noticeable sign of medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart diseases, and even some types of cancer. That’s why the abdomen is one of the most dangerous places to store fat.

Did you know that yoga can decrease belly fat if performed often. it is also crucial to pay more attention to your nutrition because 70% of your efforts are based on the food you eat.

Bhujangasana

  1. Cobra posture (Bhujang asana)

This doesn’t just reduce belly fat it is also great for strengthening your abs, the upper body and your back.

So how do you do this pose?

Lay on your belly with your legs straight out and your hands should be placed under your shoulders. Breathe in through your nose slowly and raise your upper body with your arms, try bending back as far as you can go but leave your head straight forward. Stay in this position for 30 seconds. Go back down to the beginning pose and stay there for another 30 seconds. Repeat this five more times. Make sure to take a break after each repetition for 15 seconds.

NOTE: If you have an ulcer, hernia, back injury or you are pregnant, do not do this exercise.

Dhanurasana

  1. Bow posture (Dhanurasana)

This exercise will strengthen the core of the abs.

How to do this exercise?

Lie down on your stomach with your legs stretched out and arms on each side of the body. Bend your knees and grab the ankles (or feet) with your arms and hold the position. Then take a breath and lift your head up and start to bend it backwards while trying to lift your legs as high as you can. Stay in this position for 30 seconds. After that, return to the original position and repeat this exercise 5 more times with a break of 15 seconds between each time.

Naukasana

  1. Pontoon posture (Naukasana)

This pose will eliminate body fat around the waist and it can also strengthen the muscles in your legs and back.

How to do this pose?

Lay on your back with your legs straight out and your arms on each side of your body. Breathe in and raise your legs but keep them straight with your body (Don’t bend your knees).  Now raise your legs as high as they can go. While in this position try to reach for your toes to make your body into a 45° angle. Try to stay in this position for 15 seconds. Repeat this exercise five more times and take a break after every repetition for 15 seconds.

Kumbhakasana

  1. Board (Kumbhakasana)

Even though this yoga pose is one of the easiest to do, it is very effective in burning belly ft. It also strengthens the shoulders, arms, back, thighs, and buttocks.

How to do this exercise?

Place your hands and knees right underneath your shoulders and hips. Tuck the toes under and start to step your feet back in order to extend your legs behind your body. Then look ahead of your palms so your neck and spine are aligned and hold in your ab muscles. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels. Make sure that your hands are flat on the ground and your fingers are spread apart. Stay in this position for 30 seconds but for better results. You should repeat this exercise 5 more times with a break of 15 seconds after each turn.

NOTE: Do not perform this exercise pose if you have high blood pressure or any shoulder or back injuries.

Pavanamukthasana

  1. Wind Easing Posture (Pavanamukthasana)

This exercise has numerous benefits. It can relieve lower back pain, strengthens the abs, thighs, and hips, balances the pH levels in the stomach, and cures constipation.

How to do this exercise?

Lie down on your back with your legs stretched out and arms at the side. Your feet should be stretched out with your heels touching one another. Then bend the knees and slowly bring them toward the chest. Use your thighs to put pressure on the abdominal area. Clasp your hands underneath the thighs to hold your knees properly. Stay in this position for 90 seconds. Repeat the exercise 5 more times with a break of 15 seconds between each turn.

NOTE: It is recommended to do these exercises early in the morning in order to boost your metabolism.

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