3 Yoga Poses to Burn Belly Fat & Give You Trim Abs

May 30, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

When it comes to losing weight, many people will tell you that stomach fat is one of the most difficult things to get rid of. But in Ayurveda, there are plenty of yoga asanas that help tone the abs and give you a flat midsection. The following three asanas are known to be highly effective.

  • Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)
  • Dhanurasana (The Bow Pose)
  • Kumbhakasana (The Plank Pose)

Bhujangasana

The Cobra pose is a great posture to strengthen the abdominal muscles, back, and entire upper body. It also makes the spine flexible and strong.

How to do the asana

  • Start by lying on your abdomen with your feet pointed behind you.
  • Place your palms besides your shoulders and lift your torso off the ground.
  • Hold for 6 breaths. Repeat 3- 6 times.

Dhanurasana

The Bow pose is the best posture to strengthen the abdominal core. To avail maximum benefit, rock back and forth while holding the feet in a bow position. This gives the abdomen a full massage and activates the digestive system.

How to do the asana

  • Start by lying on your abdomen.
  • Stretch your arms out beside you.
  • Lifting your torso, reach back and grip your feet with your hands.
  • Hold for 6 breaths. Repeat 4- 8 times.

Kumbhakasana

The Plank pose is the most effective pose in yoga to fight belly fat. It also tones the arms, shoulders, back, buttocks and thighs.

How to do the asana

  • Start by lying on your abdomen with your elbows beneath your shoulder with your forearms extended in front.
  • Raise yourself up on your elbows and your toes.
  • Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Use these yoga asanas in conjunction with a healthy diet to burn belly fat and achieve a lean and muscular physique. However, do remember that not all asanas are suitable for everyone. Do not practice if you’re pregnant, have recently undergone surgery, or have a back injury.

Note

In addition to these yoga positions, you will also need the right diet and follow the correct lifestyle for maximum benefits.

Speak to a Jiva doctor to find out what poses are safe for you. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.

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