Yoga is an excellent way to get into physical and mental health. Practicing yoga will result with 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.
Belly fat is difficult to get rid of, but practicing yoga will help you to obtain the flat and toned belly that you always wanted!
Here are the best yoga poses for losing belly fat:
Lie on your stomach and stretch the legs out behind. Keep the forehead onto the floor, and the palms under the shoulders. Tuck the elbows and try to touch the 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 and stretch the legs 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 chest
Lie on your back with the legs stretched out. Keep 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.
Behind this term, there are a series of 12 different poses done in a specific order. On the video below you can see how they are done. It is recommended to do them in the morning. These exercises are beneficial for your entire body, especially your abdominal muscles. In fact, the series of exercises known as sun salutations will provide the necessary energy for the whole day! They detoxify the organism by encouraging the work of the lymphatic system. The exercises are great for your digestive system by making bowel movements more regular and less clogged. Also, they will help you to tighten the abdominal muscles, stretch the spinal area, and promote weight loss by preventing fat accumulation in the stomach area.
While you are practicing yoga, you should have balanced diet in order to improve the results.