5 Best Yoga Postures to Burn Belly Fat


Belly fat can be extremely stubborn and irritating as it makes your body look more like a muffin top. Even if you sweat yourself out in the gym for long or starve yourself, this will be the last part of your body that will start melting fat and will still leave you with the last bit of bulging belly holding to your body. Yoga, might not be the best possible way to eliminate body fat alone, but when it is mixed with other exercises and diet it can certainly boost the body’s metabolism to burn fat quickly. Yoga can also strengthen your core muscles that in turn will help you get rid of stubborn belly fat. I will tell you the 5 best yoga postures that will help you to get rid of belly fat.

5 Best Yoga Postures to Burn Belly Fat
5 Best Yoga Postures to Burn Belly Fat

1. Pontoon Posture or Naukasana

Pontoon Posture
Pontoon Posture

Apart from helping you in attacking the belly fat around your waistline, Naukasana can be beneficial in strengthening legs and back muscles.
  1. Lie on your back with legs stretched out and arms on your sides
  2. Keep your legs straight and start raising them up while inhaling
  3. Stretch your toes and feet while raising tour leg as high as you can without adding any bend to your knees
  4. Lift your arms to create a 45-degree angle while touching your toes
  5. Hold this pose for 15 seconds and keep breathing normally
  6. Repeat 5 times with 15 seconds gap between the repetitions

2. Bow Posture or Dhanurasana

Bow Posture

Strengthening your core and tightening your abs can be the best way to get rid of that belly fat and Dh Anura Sana can just do that for you. Rock back and in the fourth while in this pose can also stimulate your digestive system, eases constipation and allows your body to stretch completely.
  1. Lie on your stomach with legs stretched out and arms on the each side of your body
  2. Bend at your knees and reach your arms at the back of your ankles or feet, hold them there
  3. Lift your head while inhaling and then bend it backward. While doing so lift your legs as high as possible
  4. Keep breathing normally and hold this pose for at least 30 seconds
  5. Move back to your original position while exhaling with your legs stretched out
  6. Repeat 5 times with 15 seconds gap between the repetitions

3. Cobra Pose or Bhujanga Asana

Cobra Pose
Cobra Pose

Bhujanga Asana or Cobra pose can help in strengthening the ab muscles that lead to reduced belly fat. This pose is also good strengthening the upper body with a flexible spine.
  1. Lie flat on your stomach with legs stretched out and palms under your shoulders
  2. Make sure that your chin and toes are touching the floor
  3. Start inhaling slowly while raising your chest upward and bending backward
  4. Try to hold this pose for 15 to 30 seconds depending on your strength
  5. Exhale slowly while bringing your body back to the original position
  6. Repeat 5 times with the rest of 15 seconds between every repetition

4. Wind Easing Posture or Pavanamukthasana

Wind Easing
Wind Easing

This pose can be helpful not only in reducing belly fat but also in relieving back pain. Pavanamukthasana tones your abs, thighs, and hips as well while balancing the pH level in the body that promotes stomach health.
  1. Lie flat on your back while stretching your legs out and arms at your sides
  2. Your feet should be stretched out enough to make your heels touch each other
  3. Bend at the knees while bringing them close to your chest, keep exhaling
  4. Use your thighs to put pressure on your abdominal
  5. Clasp your hand under your thighs to hold your knees
  6. Hold this pose for 60 to 90 seconds while breathing deeply
  7. Release your knees and bring your hands back on the sides while exhaling
  8. Repeat 5 times with 15 seconds gap between the repetitions

5. Board Pose or Kumbhakasana

Board Pose
Board Pose

One of the easiest poses from the list is that of Kumbhakasana, it burns belly fat while toning your shoulders, arms, thighs, back, and butt.
  1. Keep your hands and knees under your arms and shoulders
  2. Step your feet back and extend your legs behind your body with your toes tucked under
  3. Look just ahead of your palms and keep inhaling. Your neck and spine should be aligned
  4. Tightly hold your ab muscles
  5. Form a straight line with your body with your hands flat on the ground and fingers spread apart
  6. Hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds or as long as you can
  7. Drop to your knees while exhaling
  8. Repeat 5 times with 15 seconds gap between the repetitions

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