Do you also think that belly fat is a curse for you? Well, I can relate to it and let me share with you some very helpful yoga poses which I personally prefer. Trust me, it works miracles.
I use to live a monotonous lifestyle, lack of exercise, high-stress levels and unhealthy eating habits which are all the reasons for my pot belly. The vast your abdomen gets, the higher the level of risk of obesity! There is not a single shortcut to get rid of that abdominal fat but with a good fitness routine and proper, the best is yoga it can help you reduce belly fat to a great extent.
If you don’t want to hit the gym ad might break your bones then yoga is always an option and for me the best one. It not only helps decrease abdominal fat but also allows your mind and body to feel rejuvenated and refreshed. It also restores peace of mind.
Yoga not only relieves stress but also helps improve flexibility, but your practice can also aim your abdominal muscles in a much more efficient and functional way than any amount of crunches you do. That unnecessary fat covering the belly or being overweight can breed a number of insecurity issues, diseases and can even let you feel a serious lack of self-confidence. Belly fat can be accrued because of heredity factors, stress eating, unhealthy eating habits, alcoholism, sedentary lifestyle, risky lifestyle choices, etc. This terrible tragedy strikes your waistline with no discrimination of race, sex, gender or age. The wider your abdomen greater the risk you hold to expand and retaining abdominal fat. A slimming and well-balanced diet along with focused and rigorous exercise that can help you get rid of that belly fat allowing you to feel bad and discouraging both physically and mentally.
There are many yoga poses that will help you tone your belly in no time.
Here are some of my preferable Asana to reduce fat, for you.
Doing the standing forward bend position will give you the toned and inflected stomach that you have always dreamt of.
How does this happen, let me explain it to you?
This position compresses and squeezes your abdomen while you’re bending forward, which regulates and controls the burning of fat. This whole series of bending forward and staying still for a while gives you a firm and toned stomach, burning the excess layer of fat in the abdomen. Toning down your belly doesn’t only make you look marvelous and fit abdominal muscles also which gives you better digestion. It also strengthens your wrist joints and is an exceptional way of getting relief from mental and physical exhaustion.
This pose helps in strengthening your abdominal and back muscles as well as giving you toned muscles in your legs and arms. It set off the burning of fat in your abdominal section since your knees strive pressure on your stomach, leading to toned thighs hips and abs. Since your knees apply pressure on your belly region, holding this position for more than two minutes can help to trigger the burning fat in the region.
This wind alleviating pose helps in relieving various gastric problems, which include constipation and indigestion. In addition to its benefits, it balances the pH levels in your body to improve stomach health and metabolism. Who doesn’t want a healthy stomach outside and inside?
The Naukasana might look hard and it is, but it’s very effective. It requires motivation, strength, and stability. This ‘Boat pose’ engages all the lower body muscles as well as upper body muscles while allowing the core to function at its best. A few minutes of the naukasana every day is highly efficient and effective to fight unnecessary weight around the abdomen and hips.
First, lie on your back with your feet together and arms on their respective sides. Then, straighten your arms and stretch your fingers outwards towards the feet. While you inhale, pull your upper body and your legs 45 degrees off the ground simultaneously, also stretch your arms accordingly. You can feel the contraction in your tummy area. Let your weight be rested on your hips, make sure your eye is gazing towards your toes and while your arms are stretched. Try to hold this position for a few seconds and then you can release bringing your chest and feet down, going back to the starting position.
This cobra pose gives your tummy a good stretch. Regular practice of this asana can help in strengthening the back muscles and reducing the belly fat. This is the one that is advised for postpartum back pain.
Start by lying down with your chest facing down, toes touching the floor and legs slightly apart. Keep your hands on the side of the body with palms facing straight on the floor. Slowly, bring the palms beneath your shoulders. Inhale deeply and slowly lift your head and chest off the floor. Fix your sight to the ceiling.
Pinch your pubis towards your navel and keep your hips stiff and sturdy. Hold on to this for 20-35 seconds, while breathing slowly. Inhale and slowly lower yourself, exhale and then relax. Relax for 10 seconds and start the second set. Perform this asana at least 15 times, to begin with, and then 25-30 times with the increase in time. Always bend backward only till the time you feel comfortable if you feel any uneasiness or discomfort stop right there. Always remember not to perform this if you are suffering from a back injury and carpal tunnel syndrome or pregnant.
Surya Namaskar is an assemblage of twelve yoga positions, each of which has a major and important impact on the entire system. The deep breathing performed during the asana helps in detoxification, while the regular forward and backward bends allow stretches. You should practice Surya Namaskar daily in the morning, facing the sun, for gaining the maximum benefits out of it.
Firstly, stand with both your feet together, expand your chest and relax your shoulders. As you inhale, lift both your hands from the sides. And as you exhale slowly, bring your hands to the front of your chest and keep them in the position like you are praying. Inhale, raise your hands, and stretch backward slowly.
Then exhale slowly, bend forward, and try to touch your feet nails with your hands. Slightly bending your left knee, stretch your right leg backward, with your palms placed on the floor and you gazing straight. Hold your breath and stretch your left leg as well. This is called the plank position. Slowly come down to the floor holding your spine out. Here, your chest, chin, and knee must be in contact with the floor. Stretch forward, bend backward and inhale and then keeping your hands fixed on the floor, lean forward and exhale.
As you inhale, slightly bring your right leg forward, in between your elbows and stretch upwards with slight movement. Bring your left leg ahead and inhale deeply. Stretch back from the waist and then slowly return to the initial position.
Having a toned and flat stomach is not too hard if you set your mind to. You don’t need to spend too much time and break your bones at the gym doing all those crunches that you seem to hate. Practice the above yoga poses and prance your toned and flat tummy in no time.
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