5 Yoga Asanas That Can Help You Reduce Excess Belly Fat

If you are struggling with belly fat, you must start doing these yoga asanas daily.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Nov 15, 2022 17:58 IST
5 Yoga Asanas That Can Help You Reduce Excess Belly Fat

In addition to being unhealthy, belly obesity can also put your safety in jeopardy. Feeling heavy and lethargic due to excess abdominal fat is a common side effect. You are more susceptible to ailments like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity if you have a large belly. Genetics, certain diseases or even obesity, bad eating patterns, inconsistent sleep patterns, a lack of exercise, etc. are a few possible causes of belly fat. This all adds up to abdominal fat, which can also have an effect on your confidence. In this article, Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions , Himalaya Yoga Ashrama, World Yoga Organisation shares five yoga poses that can effectively help reduce belly fat.

Ustrasana  - Camel Pose

  • As you kneel and sit, place your hands on your hips.
  • As you arch your back, your palms should be on your feet.
  • Keep your neck in a neutral position.
  • For a few breaths, maintain this posture.
  • Exhale, then reposition yourself slowly from where you were. 
  • As you stand tall, pull your hands back and rest them on your hips.
Yoga Asanas To Reduce Excess Belly Fat

Halasana – Plough Pose

  • Lie on your back with your palms on the floor next to you.
  • Lift your legs up 90 degrees with the help of your abdominal muscles. 
  • Press your palms firmly into the ground. 
  • Drop your legs back behind your head. 
  • Support your lower back with your palms as needed. 
  • Hold the pose for a few breaths. 
  • For a period of 15 to 20 seconds, hold the position.

Padahasthasana- Palms to Feet Pose

  • Assume Samasthithi to begin with. 
  • Exhale deeply, then gently rock from your hips until your knees are in close proximity to your nose. 
  • On the sides of your feet, place your palms. 
  • If you're just beginning out, you might need to softly bend your knees to perform this.

Santolanasana – Plank Pose

  • Lie on your stomach; place your palms under your shoulders.
  • Lift your upper body, pelvis, and knees up.
  • Grip the floor with your toes, check that your knees, pelvis, and spine are aligned.
  • Place your wrists exactly below your shoulders with your arms straight and hold the final position for a while.


  • First, visit Santholanasan (Plank).
  • Place your left palm firmly on the surface while raising your right hand off the floor. 
  • Turn your entire body to the right and lift your right leg off the floor, crossing it over your left leg. 
  • Keep your right arm up over your head, fingers pointing up. 
  • Aim to touch your heels, knees, and feet simultaneously. 
  • Arms and shoulders form a single straight line. 
  • You turn your head and look up at your right hand. 
  • Maintain the posture for a while. Do the same on the left side.

Yoga provides you with the equivalent of aerobic exercise to raise your heart rate, which aids in calorie burning and is an efficient approach to lose weight. The most difficult area to lose weight from is the stomach, which may be done by performing asanas like Naukasana, Chaturanga, Brahmacharyaasana, etc.

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