Top Yoga poses to Reduce Belly Fat

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 21, 2014

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Trying to lose the belly fat but need an option better than hitting gym? Here are the amazing yoga poses that can help you get a slimmer belly without breaking a sweat in gym.
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    Belly Fat

    Your not so healthy lifestyle, indulgence in junk, lack of exercises and high stress levels can give rise to an unwanted flabby tummy. The wider your abdomen gets the higher the level of risk becomes. Although there are no shortcuts to get rid of the abdominal fat however you can definitely reduce this fat to a greater level by following a proper diet and routine exercises. Yoga tops the list as it not only helps in reducing the abdominal fat, but also allows you to control your body and mind. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Cat Cow Pose

    Cat cow pose is considered as an effective yoga pose that helps to tone the abdominal muscles. It does not require much effort therefore is wonderful for beginners Begin on your hands and knees by keeping the hands directly under the shoulders and the knees should be directly under your hips. Now keeping the spine straight and neck in the neutral position inhale and drop the belly down, lifting the neck to look toward ceiling.  When you drop the head toward your belly button, exhale and try to round the back.  Image Courtesy: www.bostonmagazine.com

     

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    Cobra Pose

    The cobra pose is another one of the great yoga poses that really strengthens and elongates the stomach. It will help keep your dorsal spine strong and flexible. To begin with lie on stomach and gently place your forehead on the ground and keep your hands underneath the shoulders. Use your belly and back muscles to lift your body off the floor. Elongate the neck while looking at the ceiling and lift your hips about 2-3 inches off the floor. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Boat Pose

    This pose is one of the best yoga poses to reduce the belly fat. Begin in a seated position on a soft surface and start lifting your legs up straight in the air. Grab your toes with your hands so that your body forms a V- shape. Try to straighten up the legs as much as you can for a better stretch. You should really feel this exercise in the lower abdominal region. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Bow Pose

    Another yoga pose that will help you in reducing the yoga pose is bow pose. Begin by bend the knees up and lifting the thighs off the ground. Then grab the ankles with your hands and pull your feet toward the chest. Keep pulling until your chest and legs are off the floor. Now the only thing that will be touching the floor would be your stomach.

     

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    Corpse Pose

    Corpse pose is an excellent yoga pose that not only relax your body also help in reducing the belly fat. To begin with lie down in supine position, keeping the feet together and stretched out. Place the hands to rest on either side of the body, your palms facing the ground. As you close your eyes, inhale and exhale deeply. Image Courtesy: www.goodtoknow.co.uk

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    Spinal Twist

    This pose allows you to relax the abdomen muscles as well as lose the extra fat from your tummy. Lie down on a mat and pull your knees to your chest. Slowly drop your knees to the side while exhaling and turn your head and stretch your arms to the other side. Repeat the same process on the other side. It will make your tummy slimmer in few days. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Apanasana

    This amazing yoga pose can help you feel leaner quickly as it gives you relief from bloating as well as melt away fat from the stomach and lower back. To start with lie down on a mat and inhale. Now, while exhaling, pull your knees to your chest. Stay in the pose for about 15seconda and slowly move your knees from side to side to maximize the stretch. Image Courtesy :www.juliewilcoxmethod.com

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    Vriksasana

    Popularly known as the tree pose, vriksasana is the perfect pose for melting away fat from your stomach and abdomen. To begin with, stand on a mat with your legs together. Now shift most of your weight on the left leg and slowly raise the right leg towards your opposite knee. Place the heel of your foot on your inner thigh of the left leg and gently raise your hands above your head making sure your fingers are pointing upwards. Repeat the same steps by switching the legs. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Utkatasana

    This pose helps strengthen the core muscles, thighs and buttocks as well as lose the extra fat from the waist. This effective asana will help you lose weight and get a stronger and leaner body. Stand straight with your hands joined together as if greeting someone with namaste. Now slowly raise your hands above the head and bend your knees to get your thighs parallel to the floor. Slightly bend the torso forward stay in this position for as long as you can. Image courtesy: Getty Images

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