6 Yoga Poses That Target and Reduce Belly Fat

Yoga is considered an ancient art of exercise that originated in India. It has been used for thousands of years as a workout to have a better lifestyle. Modern day yoga has gone a long way by since its current practitioners were already able to develop a more stable routine. With the help of yoga, a lot of people are able to make their bodies stronger and their minds healthy. Different yoga poses can help the body lose belly fat. These poses are made so that the belly fat is not only burned, but muscles are also built.

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Different Yoga Postures To Burn Belly Fat

The ancient Indian exercise of yoga usually consists of breathing exercises as well as different yoga postures (asanas). The breathing exercises in the meantime are divided into two parts known as Pranayam and Kapalbhati. The different postures and breathing exercises will allow you to contract and constrict your muscles to make it more toned.

Additionally, the postures and breathing techniques will help the stomach muscles become flexible. This allows the muscles to be able to burn more calories and fats. The proper posture and breathing are one of the best answers for burning belly fat.

Standing Stretch

Standing side stretch is a kind of workout exercise for the sides of the belly. This means you will be burning fats on your oblique. You can accomplish this position by standing straight with feet, a shoulder wide away from each other and your arms at your side. You will need to raise one arm straight up and bend your body from the waist towards your side reaching as far as possible. Then return to the center to repeat with the other side of the body.

The Cat Pose

This is another great yoga position which will tighten the abdominal muscles. You need to get on your hands and knees and place them a foot apart to accomplish this position. You will need to make your back as flat as possible with your face looking forward. From there arch your back, so it forms a dome-like structure. You will slowly need to arch your back downwards then lift your head towards the ceiling. You need to hold this position for more than 2 seconds while breathing correctly. You need to repeat the process for at least ten times.

The Bridge Pose

Another great belly fat burning as well as strengthening exercises is the bridge pose. You need to lie down flat on your back with your knees and feet one foot apart. Have your arms placed on your sides before you lift your hips off the floor leaving your head, feet, and shoulders on the ground. You need to hold this position for at least 5 to 10 seconds and repeat the process 10 to 15 times.

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The Locust Pose

Lie flat on your stomach and extend your legs as well as your arms as far as you possibly can. Lift your arms, head, chest, and legs together and hold for 2 – 5 seconds before releasing. The locust pose will help develop your abs muscles to burn belly fat.

Yoga Crunches

You need to lie down on the ground and raise your legs towards the ceiling. You’ll need to place your hands behind your head in order to protect and support your back area. Push your legs up towards the roof using your abs muscles. Lift your buttocks at least 2 – 3 inches off the ground. Repeat this pose at least 15 to 20 reps and work on it at least three times weekly.

Belly fat can be super stubborn to get rid of and stress tends to make your body hang on to it. I have personally found that a variety of exercises can help you target and reduce belly fat. I hope that you enjoy these yoga poses that are designed to target stubborn fat around your stomach.

Have you tried yoga to reduce belly fat?

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Christy is married to her best friend and has three children. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing video games, reading books, or listening to music. She loves to write and help other people to take the focus off of her chronic health problems.

This article has 23 Comments

  1. I love yoga .. and didn’t realize all of these poses will help with belly fat. Anything to help in that department is a win with me!

  2. I have always wanted to get into yoga, but never really had the time since I’m always busy. However, I’m hoping to take yoga classes someday, especially after my pregnancy!

  3. I am totally amazed about this! Thank you so much for this post. It is really helpful especially to the womens who always problem is their belly fat. Thumbs up!

  4. These are all so great. I’ve always been wanting to do yoga, but I never do. I think this would be great to start doing!

  5. Totally love Yoga! These steps are actually what I need to do next week! I need to reduce belly fat this coming summer.

  6. It not only helps decrease abdominal fat, but also allows you to control your body. Improves your posture and firms the abdomen and buttocks.

  7. I am definitely going to try some of these poses! After having 5 kids I can use some help in getting rid of some of that belly fat.

  8. My wife and I have talked about trying yoga together a number of times and never seem to make the time. We need to change that.

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