Although you may not realize it, obesity can have many negative effects on your body. Obesity can disrupt your sleep cycle, cause you to feel tired, and increase your risk of developing many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and kidney stones. Experts recommend that you eat well and exercise regularly to lose belly fat. If you want a flat stomach, then you need to eat right and also exercise regularly. To tone your core, you must try the best yoga postures to reduce belly fat.

Yoga poses can help reduce belly fat

Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar is the founder of Akshar Yoga Development Centre and spoke to CuredCare to discuss the best yoga poses for losing belly fat.

Akshar states, “Abdominal obesity can be dangerous and can also pose a risk to your health.” If you have a large stomach, you are more susceptible to developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Yoga asanas can help with weight loss and toning your stomach in an effective and safe way.

These are 10 yoga asanas that can help you get rid of belly fat.

1. Halasana (Plough pose)

  • While you are lying on your back, your palms should be next to the floor.
  • Raise your legs 90 degrees by engaging your core muscles.
  • Place your palms flat on the ground.
  • Your legs should be under your head.
  • If necessary, brace your lower back with your hands.
  • Take a few deep breaths and maintain your position.
  • For 15 to 20 seconds, keep the position.

Halasana (Plough pose)

2. Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)

  • Sit down. Place your hands on either side of your head and turn your arms to the shoulder.
  • Take a deep breath and then lift your body up in an arch.
  • Your body’s weight should be evenly distributed among your four limbs.
  • Maintain the posture for 15–20 seconds.

3. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

  • Deepen your breath, then lift your arms and legs and lie on your stomach.
  • Try to look up and lift your legs and arms as high as possible.
  • Maintain the posture for 15–20 seconds.

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4. Santolanasana (Plank pose)

  • Place your hands on your stomach and lift your pelvis, knees and upper body up. Then, grab the floor with both your toes.
  • Check the alignment of your spine and pelvis. Place your wrists just below your shoulders and your arms straight.

Santolanasana (Plank pose)

5. Vasisthasana (Side-plank pose)

  • Begin in Santholanasan (Plank).
  • To the right, lift the left hand.
  • Align your feet.
  • Repeat the process on the opposite side.

6. Ustrasana (Camel pose)

  • Place your hands on the yoga mat, and extend your arms upwards.
  • Place your hands on your feet and arch your back.
  • Breathe deeply and then bend your back.

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7. Eka padasana (One foot pose)

  • Start in Samastithi. As you raise your arms and join your hands in the Pranam Salutation, keep your back straight.
  • As you inhale, tilt your upper body forward so that it is parallel to ground.
  • Keep your arms straight up to your ears.
  • Slowly lift your right leg behind you, while keeping it straight.
  • Your upper body, arms, right leg, pelvis, and upper body should be straight.

Eka padasana (One foot pose)

8. Chaturanga dandasana (Low plank)

  • Start in a plank and lower your arms to the ground.
  • To maintain a 90 degree angle in your elbows, lower your head.
  • Your elbows and wrists should be parallel to each other. Your shoulders should be pulled in and your body should be aligned.
  • For ten to fifteen seconds, hold the pose.

9. Padahastasana (Standing forward bent pose)

  • Standing, straighten your back.
  • Place your hands down.
  • To make it easier, you can bend your knees.

Padahastasana (Standing forward bent pose)

10. Hastha uttanasana (Raised-arms pose)

  • Stretch your arms upwards and lift your hands.
  • To create an arch, tilt your head, neck and upper back slightly.
  • As you raise your upper body, keep your arms in front of your ears.
  • Focus your gaze up.

The stomach is the most difficult part of your body to lose weight. The yoga poses mentioned above can be helpful in reducing belly fat. They increase heart rate in the same way as aerobic exercise. This aids in calorie burn and increases metabolism.


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