Reducing Belly Fat with Yoga
By: Daniel Torres, Personal Fitness Instructor
Description: With the help of the right yoga asanas, you will lose your belly fat within mere days. Here is a guide of some yoga exercises we have put together for you.
An erroneous lifestyle, high-stress levels, lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating habits – all these factors are responsible for a flabby tummy. This lack of abdominal strength will then manifest in the form of lower back pain and can cause other problems like maladies of the pelvic region or cause the visceral organs (gut) to start sagging.
Combined with a proper diet (one of our favorites is this ketorade recipe with vegetables) combined with a good yoga fitness routine will help you reduce your belly fat significantly. Yes, yoga does play an important role in switching on the abdominals and their subsets, thereby allowing you to recoup while warding off different ailments like acid reflux.
What are some yoga exercises that can help you reduce belly fat?
If you want to know how to reduce belly fat naturally in 15 days, all you need to do are some yoga asanas every day.
Here are some examples to strengthen your core and eliminate belly fat:
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing dog pose)
This is the most basic yoga asana that will help you lower your belly fat. To do this pose, you first need to lie flat on your tummy on the yoga mat or floor. Then, you need to lift your body on all four limbs and bring your feet and hands closer, thereby acquiring a mountain-like pose.
You need to maintain and hold this pose for a few minutes. While doing so, you might experience a sensation around your belly area, which is undergoing compression. This pose will also help you get rid of fatigue and increase bone density.
Padahastasana (Hand-under-foot pose)
This is another yoga exercise to reduce belly fat. You first need to start by taking a deep breath and then bend your body forward in slow motion. After you have bent, you need to touch your feet with your hands in such a way that your nose touches your knees as well. Hold this pose for some time.
Even if you cannot do this yoga asana properly, it is advised that you practice as much as you can. This pose will exert a lot of pressure on your belly fat and significantly help in its reduction.
Paschimottanasana (Seated-forward-bend pose)
This is one of the best yoga poses to lose belly fat. For doing this asana, you need to sit on the floor and stretch both your legs to your front and outward. Then, you need to hold both the toes with your hands and then try touching your nose to your knees.
With the help of this pose, you will feel an intense pressure building around your belly area; this pose will help you reduce your belly fat drastically.
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose)
This is a yoga pose that will help you reduce belly fat. To learn this, you first need to lie down on the floor or your yoga mat. Place both bands on each side of your body and make sure that your palms are touching the floor.
You then need to rise from the floor with the help of your lower body only upwards. You need to hold the pose for some time and then let go. This yoga asana will help you stretch your torso region, thereby reducing your belly fat.
Baddha konasana (Cobbler’s pose)
This is a top yoga pose if you want to lose your belly. You need to sit on the floor for this pose and join the soles of your feet together. Hold your feet with both hands and stay in this position for some minutes before letting it go.
This pose will help open up your groins and hips. Additionally, it will also strengthen your knees and thighs and flexibility of your body, apart from reducing belly fat.
Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
This is an easy pose of yoga to reduce belly fat in 15 days. For this, you need to lie flat on the floor on your tummy. Then, you need to place both your hands on the floor and push yourself up (only the upper half) and look up to the sky.
This asana will stretch your belly area; this way, you will know that that body portion is getting some exercise and will cut down the fat. It also opens your chest and your heart.
Conclusion on Reducing Belly Fat
With the help of the yoga asanas mentioned above, you will be able to lose belly fat with ease. Additionally, eat a well-balanced meal cooked in good oil, drink a lot of water, and stay away from junk food to hasten the process. What are your thoughts on reducing belly fat? Let us know in the comments!
Author’s bio: Daniel Torres was born in Texas and went to Sacramento for college. He studied law but he took a sabbatical year after graduating and traveled to South-East Asia. That is where he discovered fitness with yoga and never looked back. Daniel is currently a professional fitness instructor.