One of the things that everyone has to battle at some point in their lives has to be the stubborn belly fat. It does not matter if you have a balanced diet, or you work out regularly, getting a flat stomach can be difficult and time-consuming. Yet, you should not feel discouraged. We are here to present you with some yoga poses, which can do wonders.

For over 5,000 years yoga has been an effective form of exercise because it is a fully body workout that not only tones and tightens the muscles, but it relaxes and calms the mind. Almost anybody can incorporate the 100 forms that range from simple to complex in their daily routine.

Therefore, we will take a look at 10 easy yoga poses which will help you deal with the abdominal fat.

The 10 Yoga Poses to Help You Deal with Abdominal Fat

1. Cobra Posture (Bhujang Asana)

The cobra pose can strengthen the spine and the upper body. It is actually a multi-muscle workout. The pose is not recommended for people who suffer from hernia or back injury or pregnant women.

How to do it:

Step 1: Start by lying stomach down on the mat.
Step 2: Stretch your legs away from your body as you pull your arms in under your shoulders
Step 3: Allow your toes and chin to touch the floor.
Step 4: Breathe in deep and slow as you thrust your body chest upward.
Step 5: Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds and slowly exhale.
Step 6: Rest for 15 seconds.
Step 7: Repeat 5 times with a break in between each pose.

2. Bow Posture (Dhanurasana)

This posture is great for the strengthening of the core and the tightening of the abdominal muscles. It can offer a full body stretch which will increase the energy and promote easy digestion.

How to do it:

Step 1: Lie stomach down on the mat with your legs stretched out and your arms to your side.
Step 2: Bend the knees upward while reaching your arms back to hold your ankles or feet.
Step 3: Hold the position 15-30 seconds while breathing normally
Step 4: Exhale and return to the lying position allowing your body to rest for 15 seconds.
Step 5: Repeat 5 times with rest time in between each pose

3. Pontoon Posture (Naukasana)

This posture focuses mainly on the back and leg muscles which will help reduce the fat which is stored in the waist.

How to do it:

Step 1: Start in a lying position on your back with your legs stretched out and your arms down at your side.
Step 2: Inhale as you lift your legs up while stretching your toes and feet. Your legs should remain straight.
Step 3: Form a 45-degree angle with your body by reaching your arms toward your extended legs.
Step 4: Breath normally as you hold the post for 15 seconds.
Step 5: Release the pose and allow your body to rest for 15 seconds.
Step 6: Repeat the pose 5 times with a rest in between each one.

4. Wind Easing Posture (Pavanamukthasan)

This posture is perfect for soothing lower back pain and strengthening the core, thighs and hips. People use this posture to promote healthy pH levels and increase metabolism.

How to do it:

Step 1: Lie on your back with your legs stretched out with your heels touching each other and your arms at your side.
Step 2: Breathe out as you bend your knees as you move them toward your chest.
Step 3: Hold your knees as you pull them closer into your body
Step 4: Tighten your thighs and apply pressure to your abdominal muscles as you hold the position.
Step 5: Hold the position for 60-90 seconds as you breathe deliberately and deeply.
Step 6: Breathe out and release the knees as you allow your arms to rest on your side.
Step 7: Repeat 5 times with a 15-second break between each pose.

5. Board (Kumbhakasana)

This pose is excellent for a full body workout. The move focuses on the thighs, buttocks, shoulders, back and the belly area as well.

How to do it:

Step 1: Start in a pose similar to a push-up with your arms extended under your knees and hands positioned under your shoulders and arms.
Step 2: Breathe in as you gaze ahead of your hands. Take care to keep your back and spine straight.
Step 3: Keep your hands flat and your fingers spread as you pull in your abdominal muscles.
Step 4: Remain in this position for 15-30 seconds before releasing to your knees.
Step 5: Repeat this pose 5 times with a 15-second break in between.

6. Warrior 1 (Veerbhadrasana 1)

This pose is a natural one which will give your back a nice stretch as it will strengthen your core, thighs, and buttocks. Apart from reducing the belly fat, the exercise will be a calming position which will promote clarity and peace.

How to do it:

Step 1: Begin in a standing position with your feet brought together and your hands to your side
Step 2: Extend your right leg forward as you extend your left leg backward similar to a lunge movement.
Step 3: Slightly turn your midsection so that you are facing your bent right knee.
Step 4: Give your body added support by slightly turning your left leg.
Step 5: Exhale and you raise your body up from your knees.
Step 6: Slowly stretch your arms upward as you bend your back to create a slight arch.
Step 7: Remain in this position for 15-30 seconds as you breathe normally
Step 8: Slowly break the pose by exhaling and straightening your right knee. Push off your right leg and allow yourself to come back gently into the original pose.
Step 9: Repeat for the opposite leg.

7. Warrior 2 (Veerbhadrasana 2)

This pose offers nearly the same benefits as the previous one. It is combined with the Warrior 1 pose.

How to do it:

Step 1: Follow the same steps as above, but rather than raising your hands above your head, extend them outward from your torso
Step 2: Turn your head so that you face toward your right leg.
Step 3: Repeat for the left leg.

8.  Bridge (Setubandhasana)

This pose has a lot of benefits like providing relief for stiff muscles, strengthening the hips and spine while also stretching abdominal muscles. It can also help with blood pressure, improve digestion and curb symptoms of menopause.

How to do it:

Step 1: Start by lying on your back.
Step 2: Exhale as you push off the floor with your feet.
Step 3: Raise your body so that your buttocks and back are off the floor, but your neck remains down.
Step 4: Push your hands down on the ground for additional support.
Step 5: Hold the position for as long as you can.

9. Chair (Uthkatasana)

This position will strengthen the spine, pull in the abs and support the hips and thighs. You must not try it if you have a back or knee injury and also if you suffer from insomnia or chronic headaches.

How to do it:

Step 1: Stand up straight with your hands in the Namaste position in front of you
Step 2: Bend your knees as if you were sitting in a chair
Step 3: Raise your hands above your head.
Step 4: Bend your torso inward as you go deeper into the position
Step 5: Breathe normally as you hold the position for as long as you can.

10. Boat (Naukasana)

This one is similar to the bow pose and it offers a great workout for the back, arms, legs and belly.

How to do it:

Step 1: Start by lying on your back with your legs stretched and your arms at your side
Step 2: Breathe in deeply as you lift your chest upward and raise your feet off the floor.
Step 3: Keep your gaze forward to encourage alignment in your body.
Step 4: Hold this pose as you inhale and exhale 10 times.
Step 5: Repeat this pose 5 times with 15 seconds of rest in between.

As you can see, there are other ways to lose all that stubborn belly fat, and yoga is one of them. Just buy a mat and try this yourself at home. It will offer amazing benefits when it comes to weight loss and you will feel relaxed too. Also, your body will be healthier than ever!

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