A hectic lifestyle combined with unhealthy eating practices and lack of exercise have made many develop a flabby tummy. The accumulation of fat around the abdomen is unhealthy and can lead to metabolic disorders. Also, of all the weight loss regimes, losing excess around the waistline is considered the toughest. Yogasanas are found to very effective in trimming down belly fat and to tone the abdomen muscles.
Here are the yogasanas recommended to help reduce belly fat.
- Surya Namaskar – Consisting of 12 yoga poses which has a major impact in the entire body, Surya Namaskar is considered effective for stretching the body, over-all body toning and weight loss.
- Padahastasana – The standing forward bend compresses the abdomen and promotes burning of fat. The compression also helps tone down the tummy.
- Pawanamuktasana – Apart from alleviating different gastric problems, the wind relieving pose exerts pressure on the tummy and triggers burning of fat in the abdomen.
- Paschimottanasana – The seated forward bend stimulates the centre of the solar plexus and acts as a tummy toning pose. It also stretches the hamstrings, thighs as well as hips.
- Naukasana – The boat pose guarantees a flat belly with regular practice. Holding the posture for more than a minute helps strengthens and contracts the abdominal muscles, while also toning the abs and removing belly fat.
- Marjariasana – The forcible contraction experienced in the abdominal muscles during the cat pose aids in melting the fat and reducing the belly size. It is also beneficial for enhancing the flexibility of the spine and for correcting the posture.
- Bhujangasana – The cobra pose gives the abdomen a good stretch while also toning it. The pose also improves the flexibility of the middle and upper back.
- Dhanurasana – This yogasana, also called the bow pose is excellent for toning the tummy. Along with stretching the abdomen, back, thighs, arms and chest; it reduces belly and abdominal fat.
- Ustrasana – The backward stretch in the camel pose helps tone the abdominal muscles and reduces belly fat.