Stubborn belly fat can be extremely irritating. An erroneous lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and high stress levels – all of these give rise to a flabby tummy. You can exercise daily and keep a healthy diet, but sometimes there’s still that last bit of belly fat that your body holds on to. The abdominal fat, in fact, is closely linked to heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even some forms of cancer. Getting rid of belly fat is important because it is one of the most dangerous places in the body to keep the fat. Here are 10 must do yoga asanas to reduce belly fat.
1. Padangusthasana - Big Toe Pose
The Big Toe Pose or the Padangusthasana is one of the easier poses in yoga. It is one of the few poses that will help you to stretch all your muscles from head to toe. Padahastasana, or the standing forward bend is an inverted posture which provides many of the same benefits of the seated forward bend.
2. Plank Pose - Kumbhakasana
Plank is a truly foundational pose. It teaches you to hold yourself together like a sturdy wooden plank giving you the power you need for complex poses and the grace to glide with ease through transitions between poses. Plank will build your abdominal strength; you might even find yourself shaking as you practice it. It can strengthen your arms and keep your wrists supple and healthy.
3. Paschimottanasana - Seated Forward Bend
Paschimottanasana or Seated Forward Bend or Intense Dorsal Stretch is an asana that gives lots of benefits. It helps people with diabetes and family history of diabetes. It helps the liver and spleen to function properly. Also strengthens the lumbar and sacral regions. It curbs excessive appetite and builds appetite if you suffer from lack of it, thus balances your metabolism
4. Boat Pose - Navasana
One of the most well-known yoga poses for core strength, Boat Pose — Navasana tones the abdominal muscles while strengthening the low back. Its a good pose for developing overall stamina.
5. Pavanamuktasana - Wind Removing Pose
Pavanamuktasana knows as Wind Removing Pose, which is beneficial for Gas Problems and Poor Digestion. It is a yoga pose in which the body is positioned in a supine position. Regular practice of Pavanamuktasana help to stimulate bowel movement which is very necessary for removing waste material.
6. Bhujangasana - Cobra Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning 'snake' or 'serpent' and asana meaning 'posture' or 'seat'. From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted. Bhujangasana may strengthen the spine, stretch the chest, shoulders, and abdomen, firm the buttocks, and relieve stress and fatigue. Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini. Bhujangasana is the relaxation pose for all exercises performed on the stomach. It opens up the shoulders and neck. Tones the abdomen. Strengthens the entire back and shoulders. Improves flexibility of the upper and middle back.
7. Camel Pose - Ustrasana
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a backbending yoga posture that opens the entire front side of the body. It is an intermediate level back-bending yoga posture known to open Anahata (Heart chakra). This yoga posture adds flexibility and strength to the body and also helps in improving digestion.
8. Dhanurasana - Bow Pose
Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose is one of the 12 basic Hatha Yoga poses. It is also one of the three main back stretching exercises. It gives the entire back a good stretch, thus imparting flexibility as well as strength to the back. This pose is so called because it looks like an archer's bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string.
9. Halasana - Plow Pose
Hala means Plow and Asana means Pose. So it is also named as plow pose. Halasana rejuvenate the inner parts of your body and make it healthy again. This pose gives flexibility to spine as well as strengthens the back muscles. Halasana is one of advanced yoga pose, simple to practice and contains lots of benefits. If you practice halasana regularly then you completely avoid lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity, constipation, stomach disorders, blood pressure and menstrual disorders.
10. Chair Pose - Utkatasana
Chair Pose — Utkatasana is a standing yoga posture that tones the entire body, particularly the thighs! The positioning of this asana is just like sitting on a chair except that you need to balance yourself without the use of a chair. This asana increases strength, balance and stability.
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