Losing excess belly fat is important for more than just your appearance. Fat in this part of the body is a predictor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even some cancers.
However, it can be the most stubborn area of your body to get rid of. Usually hormones and genetics are a great factor in gaining fat particularly in the abdominal area, but right nutrition and these yoga exercises can be really helpful in getting rid of that belly buldge.
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These can be practiced by anyone, but you must also focus on healthy nutrition and practice them every day if you want great results.
This pose targets not only the abs, but your whole body including your arms, back, shoulders, buttocks, and thighs.
How to do Plank
Lie on your stomach and place your hands under your shoulders. Raise your whole body on your hands and your toes, inhale and look slightly ahead of your palms.
Your whole body should be in one straight line, including your neck. Tuck in the abs and hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds. Release the pose by dropping your knees on the floor and repeat 5 times with 15 seconds rest in between.
Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
This pose not only strengthens your abdominal muscles, but it also gives them a full massage, while activating your digestion system. It stretches your whole back and it is great if you suffer from constipation.
How to do the Bow pose
Lie down on the stomach, place your arms beside your body and stretch your legs. Then, bend your knees and try to catch the ankles of your feet with your hands.
Hold that position, and while inhaling lift your head and bend backwards while lifting your legs as high as you can.
Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, breath out, relax, and slowly bring your body to the initial position. Repeat 5 times with 15 seconds rest in between.
Wind Relieving Pose (Pavanamukthasana)
This pose is great for your hips, abs, thighs and it can relieve back pain, constipation and metabolism problems.
How to do Wind relieving pose
Lie on your back with your arms on the side and your legs straight, while your heels are touching each other. Bend your knees and start bringing them in towards your chest, while inhaling.
Hold your knees with your hands so the thighs can put pressure on your abdomen. Exhale and try to lift your head and touch the knees with your chin. Hold the position for at least 60 seconds or more while breathing normally. Relax and repeat 5 times.
Cobra Pose (Bhujang asana)
This pose reduces your belly fat by activating and stretching your abs, your back and the entire upper body. It also gives you strength and flexibility.
How to do Cobra pose
Lie down on your stomach with your palms underneath the shoulders, your legs straight, and all your toes touching the floor. Your shin should also be on the floor.
Next, slowly start raising your chest up while your hands are on the floor. Inhale while you are raising your upper body and try to bend backwards as much as you can. You have then achieved doing the cobra pose.
Hold that position for 15 to 30 seconds and then start bringing your body down, exhaling on the way. Repeat the exercise 5 times and take 15 seconds rest after each time.
These exercises are not suitable for everyone. If you are pregnant, you had some back injury or have recently went under surgery you should not practice them.
Also, if you happen to feel dizziness and pain do not continue. These exercises should make you feel relaxed and not discomforted.