How To Burn Belly Fat with Yoga

How To Burn Belly Fat with Yoga

From my personal experience, I know how hard it can be to get rid of stubborn belly fat especially from the lower abdominal area. It is frustrating because even when you exercise regularly and eat well, your belly fat seems to hold on to your body. But when you combine these healthy habits with yoga practice, it can boost your body’s metabolism and eliminate that stubborn belly fat. Here are the best poses for a stronger core.

#1. Bow Pose 

This asana tightens your abdomen and reduces belly fat. Also, the rocking movement stimulates the digestive system and fight constipation. Lie down on your stomach, and keep your legs stretched out. Lift your feet by bending your knees, and grab your soles with your hands. Lift your head while inhaling, and bend your neck while bringing your head back. Lift your legs and thighs as high as possible. The only part remaining on the mat should be your core area. Hold this pose for about 20-30 seconds while breathing normally. Then exhale slowly, and bring your arms and legs back down on the floor. Repeat the Bow pose for a minimum of five times.

#2. Board Pose

Although this is an easier asana compared to other asanas presented in this article, it can truly burn belly fat, tone your shoulders and arms, and strengthen your abs. Sit in a plank position with your legs stretched out and your palms on the floor under your shoulders. Tuck your toes and lift your body on your soles’ tips while supporting your upper body on your palms.

For a better support, spread your fingers. Align your head and spine as well as your arms and shoulders. Keep looking down at the floor while keeping your neck straight and opening your chest a little bit. Squeeze your abs, tighten your muscles, and hold this position for up to 30 seconds. Breath slowly, and exhale before you lower your body back down on the mat.

#3. Rock ‘n Roll Lotus Pose

This is a fun yoga pose that also involves movement. Sit down on your buttocks while keeping your legs crossed. Use your hands to press your legs closer to your chest. The ideal situation is to grab each ankle with the opposite hand. Slowly lift your legs off the ground and begin a rocking movement. Balance your body backward until your legs are up and your spine is down on the mat. Tuck your abs in towards your spine, and breathe slowly and deeply. Roll your back until you touch the floor with your shoulder blades. Repeat this pose for about ten times. It is all about finding your body’s balance!

#4. Camel Hinge

The Camel Hinge is an active yoga asana that involves your abs muscles and engages your back and thighs. Kneel on the yoga mat, keeping your knees apart at a hip-width distance. Tuck your toes under your soles and extend both arms in front. Your palms should face down. Open your chest, and then push your pelvis forward while bringing your head and upper body backward. Hold that position for at least 10 seconds, and then return to the initial pose. Don’t forget to repeat this asana for up to ten times.

Bottom Line

All the above yoga poses will burn belly fat if you do them properly. Dress in the right attire, be aware of every step of each pose, breathe deeply, and try to control your body the entire time you practice yoga. This will help you gain awareness not only over your body, but also over your mind and thoughts.


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