Yoga Posture for flat Stomach
Sedentary work, lack of exercise, unhealthy food habits and stress contribute to a wider waist, flabby tummy and higher level of health problems. It’s hard to get rid of the stubborn belly fat. Sometimes, even after maintaining a healthy lifestyle and working out daily, the belly fat refuses to budge. You need to switch to healthy food without any junks and practice yoga along with your exercises to reduce the tummy fat and get a flat belly. Yoga will help you to reduce the belly fat and take control of your body. It will also boost your metabolism and help you maintain that sexy midsection. Yoga will help relieve stress and enhance flexibility. It will engage you abdomen muscles more efficiently than any other core exercises. Read on to know the most effective yoga poses/asanas to sculpt your abs.
1. Naukasana (Pontoon Posture)
Naukasana will strengthen the back and leg muscles and also help you to get rid of the fat around the waist.
How to perform it: You need to lie on your back. Keep your hand at your sides and legs together. Inhale and raise your legs as high as possible keeping it straight. Now lift your arms and touch your toe. You will have to raise your body up the floor to form a 45-degree angle. Breathe normally and hold the position for few second. Come back to the original position. Repeat this asana five times.
2. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog)
Downward facing dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana will boost your metabolic rate and keep your abdomen muscles engaged the entire time.
How to perform it: You need to come to your fours and form a table. Now, exhale and lift up your hips. Straighten your legs and your arms to form an inverted ‘V’ shape. Keep your toes pointed straight ahead. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart. Look towards your naval. Hold this position for a minute and take long breaths. Now, return to your original position. Repeat this pose five times.
3. Pavanamukthasana (Wind Easing Posture)
This pose will tone your abs and relieve the pain in your lower back. Pavanamukthasana will also tone the hips and the thighs. It improves the health of the stomach and enhances metabolism.
How to perform it: You need to lie on your back and keep your arms at your sides. Stretch out your legs. While exhaling, bend your knees and bring it towards your chest. Hold your bent legs with your hands and apply pressure on your tummy. Breathe deeply and hold the pose for about 3 minutes. Now exhale and release your knees. Come to the original position. Repeat this five times.
4. Uttanpadasana (Raised Foot Pose)
Uttanpadasana treats stomach ailments while melting away the fat from the lower part of your tummy. This is one of the most efficient poses of yoga to get rid of the abdominal fat.
How to perform it: You need to lie down on your back. Keep your legs straight and hand on your sides. Inhale deeply and stretch your body. Now, raise your legs off the floor to create a 45-degree angle with the floor. Hold this position for few seconds and then lift your legs more to create 90-degree angle. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then slowly return to your original position. Do this asana 10 times.
5. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Paschimottanasana will not only burn that fat in your tummy region but will also balance your menstrual cycle, relieve stress and treats digestive disorders.
How to perform it: Sit on the floor and stretch your legs in front of you. Keep your spine straight and your stomach engaged. Your toes should point towards the ceiling. Now, stretch your hands in front of you and bend forward from your hips to touch your toes. Once you touch your toes, stretch a little more and hold them. Hold this position for about three minutes and then return to your original position. Repeat it ten times.