Stubborn belly fat can be extremely irritating, especially for woman in the menopause years. You can exercise daily and keep a healthy diet, but sometimes there’s still that last bit of belly fat that your body holds on to. Yoga with a healthy diet can help boost the body’s metabolism, eliminate unwanted belly fat and as well as strengthen your core.
Get that core strong and loose that belly budge with these five poses:
Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
The bow posture is ideal for strengthening the core and tightening abdominal muscles. It offers a full body stretch that increases energy and promotes easy digestion.
To Preform Pose:
- Lie stomach down on the mat with your legs stretched out and your arms to your side.
- Bend the knees upward while reaching your arms back to hold your ankles or feet.
- Hold the position 15-30 seconds while breathing normally
- Exhale and return to the lying position allowing your body to rest for 15 seconds.
Repeat 5 times with rest time in between each pose
Pontoon Posture (Naukasana)
The pontoon pose focuses on the back and leg muscles which ultimately helps reduce stored fat in the waist.
To Preform Pose:
- Start in a lying position on your back with your legs stretched out and your arms down at your side.
- Inhale as you lift your legs up while stretching your toes and feet. Your legs should remain straight.
- Form a 45-degree angle with your body by reaching your arms toward your extended legs.
- Breath normally as you hold the post for 15 seconds.
- Release the pose and allow your body to rest for 15 seconds.
- Repeat the pose 5 times with a rest in between each one.
Cobra (Bhujang asana)
This posture ca strengthen the ab muscles to reduce belly fat. It will also help to strengthen the upper body by creating a strong and flexible spine.
To Preform pose:
- Start by lying stomach down on the mat.
- Stretch your legs away from your body as you pull your arms in under your shoulders
- Allow your toes and chin to touch the floor.
- Breathe in deep and slow as you thrust your body chest upward.
- Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds and slowly exhale.
- Rest for 15 seconds.
- Repeat 5 times with a break in between each pose.
This is an easy pose to perform. It burns belly fat while toning and strengthening the shoulders, arms, back, thighs and butt.
To Preform Pose:
- Start in a pose similar to a push-up with your arms extended under your knees and hands positioned under your shoulders and arms.
- Breathe in as you gaze ahead of your hands. Take care to keep your back and spine straight.
- Keep your hands flat and your fingers spread as you pull in your abdominal muscles.
- Remain in this position for 15-30 seconds before releasing to your knees.
- Repeat this pose 5 times with a 15-second break in between.
Warrior 1 (Veerbhadrasana 1)
Warrior one is a natural pose that gives your back a nice stretch as it strengthens your core, thighs, and buttocks. Not only does it help you reduce belly fat, but it is also a calming position that promotes clarity and peace.
- Begin in a standing position with your feet brought together and your hands to your side
- Extend your right leg forward as you extend your left leg backward similar to a lunge movement.
- Slightly turn your midsection so that you are facing your bent right knee.
- Give your body added support by slightly turning your left leg.
- Exhale and you raise your body up from your knees.
- Slowly stretch your arms upward as you bend your back to create a slight arch.
- Remain in this position for 15-30 seconds as you breathe normally
- Slowly break the pose by exhaling and straightening your right knee. Push off your right leg and allow yourself to come back gently into the original pose.
- Repeat for the opposite leg.
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