Getting rid of belly fat is definitely one of the hardest things. Besides the fact that it looks unattractive, belly fat or abdominal fat has been linked to type-2 diabetes, heart disease, insulin resistance, and cancer. Hence, it is of utmost importance to eliminate abdominal fat so you can prevent these diseases.
For that purpose, we have 5 yoga poses that will eliminate belly fat and strengthen your body!
5 Yoga Poses to Help Get Rid of Abdominal Fat:
– Wind Relieving Pose
It can strengthen and tone your abdominal muscles, thigh and hip. What is more, it can regulate your stomach’s acid levels, boost your metabolism, fight constipation, and relieve lower back pain.
Lie down on the back with your feet together, place your arms at side, and stretch out your legs. Exhale and bend your knees. It is very important to gradually bring them to your chest, making sure your thighs are putting gentle pressure on the abdomen. To be able to hold your legs in place, claps the hands underneath the thighs. While breathing out, slowly lift your head to the knees. Try to touch your knees with the chin. Hold this position for 90 seconds while breathing deeply. Exhale slowly to release and return to the beginning position. Make 5 repetitions and take a 15-second break between each one.
This pose is the most effective way to eliminate your abdominal fat. It strengthens your abdominal muscles, arms, back, glutes, and thighs.
You should start on all fours with your hands under the shoulders and the knees under the hips. Step the feet back one at a time, and make sure to extend your legs behind you. Inhale and look in front of your hands so you will be able to keep your neck aligned with the spine. Hold your abdominal muscles in. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels. Hold this position for half a minute. Make 5 repetitions and take a 15-second break between each one.
– Boat Pose
This pose helps strengthen your abdominal muscles and lose belly fat. Moreover, it strengthens your back and leg muscles.
Lie down on your back, with your legs together and the arms at your sides facing down. Inhale, lift your legs, and stretch your toes and foot outward. You should not bend your knees. Lift your arms, making sure they are straight, and reach towards the toes. Your body should be at a 45-degree angle. Breathe normally and hold this position for 15 seconds. Exhale as you release. Make 5 repetitions and take a 15-second break between each repetition.
– Bow Pose
This pose improves your abdominal core strength. It boosts digestion, relieves constipation and helps massage and work your abdominal muscles.
Lie down on the stomach facing downwards with your arms at side, the knees bent and your legs together. Reach the arms to the ankles and hold on. Inhale slowly, raise your head up and bend backwards. Raise your legs up as high as you can. Hold this position for half a minute and continue taking a deep breath. Exhale slowly and come back to the initial position. Make 5 repetitions and take a 15-second break between each one.
– Cobra Pose
This pose is an excellent way to strengthen your abdominal muscles and lower your belly bulge. Moreover, it will strengthen your back, abdomen, upper body and improve the mobility of your spine.
Lie down on your stomach with your legs outstretched. Place your palms under the shoulders, and make sure your chin and toes are touching the floor. While inhaling deeply, slowly raise the chest up bending backwards as much as possible. Hold this position for half a minute. Make 5 repetitions and take a 15-second break between each repetition.
To get the best results, you should repeat these poses 3-5 times a week, with one day of rest in between. It is recommended to perform them in the morning in order to boost your metabolism and increase the ability of your body to burn fat.
Source: Daily Health Keeper
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