5 YOGA POSITIONS TO HELP LOSE BELLY FAT

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Belly fat is something nearly everybody has to battle at some point in their life. Even if you eat a balanced diet and work out regularly, getting a flat stomach can definitely take some time. However, you shouldn’t be discouraged because some easy yoga moves will work wonders on your midsection.

Yoga has been an effective form of exercise for over 5,000 years. WebMD describes yoga as a full body workout that not only tones and tightens muscles, but relaxes and calms the mind. With over 100 forms that range from simple to complex, anybody can incorporate this exercise program into your daily routine. Let’s take a look at 10 easy yoga poses that help tackle abdominal fat.

1. Board (Kumbhakasana)


The board pose proves to be nearly a full body workout. This move focuses on the thighs, buttocks, shoulders, back, and the stubborn belly area.

2. Pontoon Posture (Naukasana)
The pontoon pose focuses on the back and leg muscles which ultimately helps reduce stored fat in the waist.

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How to do it:
Step 1: Breath normally as you hold the post for 15 seconds.
Step 2: Release the pose and allow your body to rest for 15 seconds.
Step 3: Repeat the pose 5 times with a rest in between each one.



3 Bow Posture (Dhanurasana)
The bow posture is ideal for strengthening the core and tightening abdominal muscles. It offers a full body stretch that increases energy and promotes easy digestion.

How to do it:
Step 1: Hold the position 15-30 seconds while breathing normally
Step 2: Exhale and return to the lying position allowing your body to rest for 15 seconds.
Step 3: Repeat 5 times with rest time in between each pose

4.Bridge (Setubandhasana)
The bridge pose has a number of benefits including relief for stiff muscles, strengthening the hips and spine while also stretching the abdominal muscles to promote useful exercise. It has even been proven to help with high blood pressure, improve digestion and curb symptoms of menopause.

How to do it:
Step 1: Push your hands down on the ground for additional support.
Step 2: Hold the position for as long as you can.

5.Cobra Posture (Bhujang asana)
The cobra pose strengthens the spine and upper body — it proves to be a multi-muscle workout. This pose is not recommended for people who suffer from a hernia or back injury or women who are pregnant.

How to do it:
Step 1: Rest for 15 seconds.
Step 2: Repeat 5 times with a break in between each pose.

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