Five best Yoga poses for a flat tummyLast updated on Nov 20, 2019, 03:13 pm
Are you struggling to fit into your own outfits? Obviously, extra flab around your belly looks bad, and you want to get rid of it.
But, you don't have to spend hours in the gym to get into shape, the age-old practice of Yoga can effectively help you lose weight.
Here are five best Yoga poses to help you score a flat tummy.
Trikonasana (Tree Pose)
To perform the Trikonasana or Tree pose, stand straight with your legs apart. Turn your right feet to 90 degrees outside, and left one to 15 degrees inside. Raise your arms sideways, parallel to the floor, with palms facing down.
Now, bend toward, with your right arm pointing downward and the left arm extended vertically.
Hold, and then repeat on left side.
These are the benefits of Trikonasana/Tree pose
The Triangle pose helps strengthen your thighs, calves, abdomen, and the back area. It also helps in stretching your muscles around legs, knees, and ankle joints. Further, it stimulates the abdominal muscles, which aids in the digestion process, thereby promoting weight loss.
Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
To perform this pose, lie down on your stomach. Then, spread your arms on floor and stretch your legs.
Now, slowly lift your upper body, with neck facing upward. Stretch your body for 30-60 seconds. Relax, and then repeat.
This pose relieves stiffness in upper body, promotes flexibility in the lower back, and also strengthens the core. It may also relieve menstrual pain.
Navasana (Boat Pose)
To attain this pose, sit straight, with legs stretched out in front of you. Place your hands slightly behind your hips. Pull your upper body and straighten your back with your arms in front, and palms facing downward.
Lift your legs above to 45 degrees and extend your tailbone. Ensure you are sitting on your tailbone.
This pose will strengthen your spine and abdomen.
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
To get into this pose, lie down on your stomach, while keeping your feet apart, hands along your torso, and palms up. Fold your knees, and try grabbing your ankles with your hands.
Push your feet toward your buttock. Lift your chest and look upward.
This pose strengthens your lower back and helps in shedding belly fat.
Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Table Top Pose)
To perform this pose, sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your back.
Now, lift your upper body, keeping your neck and knees in a straight line, and your chin facing upward. Hold this for 20-30 seconds. Relax, and then repeat.
This pose helps strengthen the shoulders, wrists, arms, and legs.