Yoga is an excellent way to get into shape. Although yoga is a rather demanding, once you get into the gist of it, you will notice amazing benefits for both your physical and mental health such as a more relaxed mind, decreased stress, lower blood pressure, toned and strengthened muscles, no more fat, stretched body, and loose muscles and joints which significantly decreases the possibility of injuries.
The belly area is considered as one of the most difficult ones to tone, however, regular practice of these Asanas will help you have the flat and toned belly that you always wanted! Nevertheless, bear in mind that yoga needs to be combined with a balanced diet in order to yield results. These are the best Asanas for losing belly fat.
Lie on your stomach with the legs stretched out behind, the forehead onto the floor, and the palms under the shoulders. The elbows need to be tucked and touching the ribs. Inhale deeply, and begin strengthening your arms and arching your back so that your chest, head, and shoulders rise up off the floor. Maintain the hips and thighs on the ground. Rise up as high as you can comfortably go. Hold the pose for 10 to 30 seconds and then gradually lower down. Do 5 repetitions with 15 seconds pause between each movement. This exercise focuses on the abdominal muscles; it strengthens the back and upper body part, increasing the spine’s flexibility.
Lie on the stomach with the legs stretched out and the hands at the sides facing up. Exhale slowly while bending your knees up. You need to bring them as close as you can to your buttock and then reach your arms back and grab the ankles. Breathe deeply and maintain the pose for 10 to 20 seconds and then release and exhale. Do 5 repetitions with 15 second pause between movements. This pose firms the abdominal muscles and enhances the body’s elasticity, especially in the spine and the back. It has a calming and energizing effect for the entire body.
KNEES TO CHESTLie on your back with the legs stretched out, the heels together, and the arms at the sides. Bend your knees and move them towards the chest. Grab and pull the knees in close, hugging them to your body, and hold for 60 seconds. Afterwards, release the knees and exhale gradually. Do 5 repetitions with 15 second pause between each movement. This pose tightens the abdominal muscles, stretches the spine, etc. Moreover, it speeds up the metabolism.
SUN SALUTATIONSThis is a series of 12 different poses done in a specific order. Take a look at the video below to see how they are done. The best period to do them is in the morning. Your entire body, not only the abdominal muscles, will benefit from this practice. In fact, doing the sun salutations will provide the necessary energy for the entire day! They detoxify the organism by encouraging the work of the lymphatic system. What’s more, they better the work of the digestive system by making bowel movements more regular and less clogged. They also tighten the abdominal muscles, stretch the spinal area, and promote weight loss by preventing fat accumulation in the stomach area.