Abdominal fat can be pretty tough, and sometimes even healthy dietary habits can’t help. But, have you ever tried yoga before? If not, now is the real time to do that.
There are several yoga postures that can help you tone your body, and carve your abs.
The following yoga postures boost metabolism, and ease the elimination of abdominal fat. Try them, and you will soon notice an improvement. Is there anything better than a strong and toned core?
- Bow posture – Dhanurasana
It tightens abdominal muscles, and works well on your core. It’s a nice stretch for the body, as it enhances digestion, and relieves constipation.This is how to do it:
Lie on your stomach, and bend your knees. Reach for the ankles using your hands. In this way you’re forming a bow. Hold your body in this position for 15-30 seconds. Exhale, and bring your body to its original position. Do 5 reps, and rest for 15 seconds between each repetition.
- Cobra posture – Bhujang asana
Do the cobra pose to strengthen your abs, and tone your upper body. It will also strengthen your spine. This is how to perform it:
Lie on your stomach, and stretch the legs. Elevate your upper body, while transferring your body weight on your hands, and legs. Don’t do this posture if you deal with back ache, hernia, or if you are pregnant.
- Pontoon posture – Naukasana
This yoga posture strengthens the muscles in your back and legs.This is how to perform it:
It will also help you burn the fat around your waist. Lie on your back, and extend your legs. Take a deep breathe, and elevate your legs. Keep them straight. Stretch your feet and toes.
Elevate your arms, and reach for your toes. In this way you will form a 45 degree angle. Hold in this position for 15 seconds, and inhale. Exhale, and bring your body to the normal position. Do 5 repetitions, with 15-minute breaks between each.
- Wind easing posture – Pavanamukthasana
This particular yoga posture will relieve any pain in your back, and help you build stronger hips and abs. it boosts metabolism, and optimizes stomach health. Lie on your back, and extend your knees. Bend your knees, and “hug” your legs. Hold in this position for 60-90 seconds.This is how to perform it:
- Board (Kumbhakasana)
Do it to tighten your arms, buttock, thighs, back, and shoulders. The ‘board’ is a nice way to get rid of abdominal fat.
This is how to perform it:
This posture is pretty similar to the regular plank. Lie on your stomach, and elevate your body. Transfer your body weight on your hands and toes. Keep your arms and legs straight. Hold your body in this position for 15-30 seconds.
Breathe out, and relax your body. Do 5 repetitions, and don’t forget your 15-second breaks. Don’t do this if you are dealing with back or shoulder injury.
The same applies to those who deal with high blood pressure.