Ever wondered how to get a flat belly to flaunt those crop tops or a saree? Yoga is said to be the most effective and beneficial exercise when it comes to a flat tummy. The flabs on your belly might lower your self-esteem. Leading a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy food, exercising, can give rise to a flabby tummy. Yoga asanas work not just on the belly but also on the entire body. These yoga movements help in eliminating stomach related problems, bloating, indigestion.
Here are 5 yoga movements to help you tone your stomach
Padahastasana (Standing forward bend)
This posture is beneficial for relieving stress and anxiety issues, heart rate. While being in forward fold position, the abdominals are relaxed and become softer. Stand with your hands on either side while resting your feet together and touching the heels. Keep your spine in an erect position and deeply inhale lifting your hand upward. While exhaling, bend forward. Keep inhaling and exhaling while keeping your body forward. Try touching the floor with palms on the floor and not to bend your knees.
- Keeps your digestive system proper
- Reduces stress and other mental problems
- Makes your wrist joints stronger
Also known as the mountain pose. This pose is an ideal warm-up yoga pose. To do this, Stand on your feet, with your heels spreading out slightly. Keep your spine in erect position, keeping both sides of your hands facing your body. Slowly stretch your hands towards the front and bring your palms parallel to each other. Stretch out your spine while inhaling and raise your hands folded upwards. While exhaling, relax your body and bring your feet back to the floor. Repeat this 10 times.
- Improves blood circulation
- Activates the core and peripheral areas
- Improves posture
The boat pose yoga, which is the most effective way of getting a flatter tummy. The position helps in making your abdominal muscles stronger and tones your abs. To do this yoga pose, you need to Lie and keep your legs together, toes facing the ceiling, palms on the ground. Inhale and as you exhale, lift your head, chest and legs away from the ground making it a boat-like shape. Stretch your arms properly. You will feel a burning sensation on the abdominal muscles. Hold the posture for 30 to 60 seconds. Relax and come back to normal position once you've kept hold of your position for an appropriate time. Repeat it five times.
- Keeps your abdominal muscles strong
- Helps to remove the belly fat
- Strengths your thighs, arms and shoulders
- Improves digestive system
In this yoga, You have to keep your foot pointed in L shape. This helps in hip and thighs workout eliminating the flabs. First, you have to lie down, keeping your back on the floor and stretching out your legs. Keep your hands and palms facing towards the ground. Inhale and exhale slowly. Try not to move your hands away from the ground. While inhaling, raise your legs, making it a 45-degree angle. Hold it for 15 to 30 seconds. Now exhale and make your legs a 90-degree angle. Hold the posture for 30 seconds. Inhale, bringing your legs back to the initial position. Repeat it 10 times.
- Cures problems related to back pain
- Improves the circulation of blood
- Eliminates stomach problems like acidity and constipation
The cobra pose gives an excellent stretch to the abdomen. It strengthens the back muscles. Lie down with your chest facing towards the ground, legs spread slightly, and toes were touching the floor. Keep your hands and palms facing the floor. Now, bring your palms beneath the shoulders. Inhale and as you are inhaling slowly lift your chest and head away from the floor. Keep your eyes fixed on the ceiling. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds while breathing normally. Make sure you bend backwards as much as possible and avoid stretching too much. Hold it for 30 to 60 seconds and exhale slowly bringing your body back to the initial position. Repeat this for 10 times
- Strengthens back muscle
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves flexibility
- Tones your belly
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