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International Yoga Day: Yoga poses to help you burn the belly fat

A busy lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, and lack of exercise give rise to unwanted belly fat. Extra belly fat can result in back pain, heart diseases, lack of stamina among many other health issues. With a healthy lifestyle and proper exercise, you can get rid of unwanted belly fat and get a toned body. On the occasion of yoga day, here are some yoga poses to help you burn belly fat.

Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

Bhujangasana or Cobra pose is a reclining back-bending asana in the modern yoga.

How to do Bhujangasana

  • Lie down on the floor facing it
  • Now lift your body up on your hands in your shoulder width but touching your lower body to the ground
  • Hold this position for 30 to 45 seconds

Additional benefits

  • Strengthens backbone 
  • Tones butt and abdominal region
  • Helpful in relieving stress and depression

Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

This is a combination of two words Dhanu(bow) and asana(posture). Dhanurasana can be a bit challenging for beginners as it focuses on the abs region.

How to do Dhanurasana

  • Lie down on the floor facing it
  • Hold your feet by bending your knees
  • Inhale and lift up both your hands and feet, also raising your thighs and chest at the same time
  • Try to hold this pose for 30 to 45 seconds
  • Exhale and release

Additional benefits

  • Strengthens backbone
  • Stretches thighs, ankles, and abdominal region
  • Improves blood circulation

Kumbhakasana (The plank)

Kumbhakasana or widely known as the plank is the most common and most effective yoga pose to reduce the belly fat.

How to do Kumbhakasana

  • Kneel on the floor with your thighs perpendicular to the floor
  • Lift your body up onto straightened arms
  • Balance on your toes
  • Straighten your back
  • Try to hold this for 1 minute

Additional benefits

  • It Strengthens the spine and abdominal region 
  • It helps in getting the good posture 
  • Relieves lower back pain

Naukasana (Boat pose)

Naukasana is an amazing yoga pose to reduce the side and front tummy fat. It also helps in strengthening the core.

How to do Naukasana

  • Lie on the floor on your back
  • Then slowly start lifting your legs together from the ground at a 45 degree 
  • Take your hands parallel to the ground crossing your legs
  • Hold this posture for 45 to 50 seconds

Additional benefits

  • It strengthens the abdominal region and thighs
  • Helpful in the digestion
  • It helps in blood circulation and maintains sugar level

Ustrasana (Camel pose)

Ustrasana, also known as the Camel pose is a back-bending yoga posture known to open add flexibility and strength to the body.

How to do Ustrasana

  • Kneel on the floor with your thighs perpendicular to the floor
  • Slowly take your hands backward toughing your hips and then resting on your legs
  • Straighten your back and clutch your heels with your hands
  • Try to hold this for 1-2 minute

Additional benefits

  • It Strengthens the spine and abdominal region 
  • It helps in getting the good posture 
  • Relieves lower back pain