Yoga For Belly Fat!

Yoga For Belly Fat!
by Sonia Sharma | April 13, 2012

We all know, fat is a very serious problem for men and women alike! Belly Fat is a problem that occurs in all body types, heavy, medium and even light! Yes, it’s true – even skinny people have unattractive belly fat!  Indeed, Belly Fat has spared no one!

Instead of moping around about your belly fat, let’s try and do something about it! A great way to target this stubborn fat is *drum roll please* Yoga!

Yoga is a type of elasticity exercise that is great for your belly (in addition to other fat!) Yoga is gradually gaining recognition as a way to reduce body fat.

In order to lose your belly fat through yoga you must make dietary adjustments, practice poses and only then can you have a flattened tummy!

First Things First: Clean Up Your Diet!

You’re not going to lose a pound from anywhere until & unless you clean up your diet! It matters not if you’re running, jumping, lifting weights or performing ANY kind of difficult exercise. You must make the following dietary adjustments in your life; reduce fast foods, deep fried foods, processed foods and highly refined foods and substitute them with proper nutritional foods including lean meats (fish, chicken), fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds

The Standing Side Stretch!

The ‘Standing Side Stretch’ exercise helps work out the sides of your belly and hence is effective for burning off belly fat.

How to Do It?

  • Stand In the ‘Mountain Pose’ - Stand straight and tall!
  • Raise one arm straight up and bend your body from the waist as far to the side as possible.
  • Back to center and repeat this process with the opposite arm.

The Cat Pose

The practice of Cat pose amazingly tightens and tones the abdominal muscles while stretching them as well.

How To Do It?

  • Get on your hands and knees, positioning them about a foot apart.
  • Make sure your face is looking forward and your back is perfectly flat.
  •  Arch your back upwards so that it resembles a dome.
  • Then slowly arch back downwards and lift your head to face the ceiling.
  •  Hold each position for about two seconds, and repeat about five to 10 times.

The Locust Pose

 This locust pose exercise connects your abs and makes full use of your abs muscles to cut down fat.

How to Do It?

  • Lie back flat on your stomach and elongate your arms and legs as far as possible.
  • Raise your arms, chest, head and legs concurrently, and hold for about two to five seconds, then lower.
  •  You can expand your arms out in front of you, or move them around toward your buttocks.

The Bridge Pose                    

This is a great exercise for burning belly fat and strengthening ab muscles.

How to Do It?

  • Lie down flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet about a foot apart.
  •  Place your arms flat on your side, and lift your hips off the floor while leaving your head, shoulders and feet on the floor.
  •  Hold for about five to 10 seconds, and then lower. Do about 10 to 15 reps.

Yoga Crunches:

Yoga crunches are amazingly effective to minimize belly fat.

How to Do It?

  • Start it off with lying down on your back on a yoga mat
  • Raise your legs in the directi-on of the ceiling, and put your hands behind your head to support your back, while using your abdominal muscles.
  •  Push your legs up in the direction of the ceiling, it’ll make you lift your buttocks about two or three inches off the ground.
  • Repeat this procedure 15 to 20 rep about three times a week.

Precautions:

If you are new to Yoga, you may unintentionally injure yourself by pulling a muscle. Hence, it would be wise to confirm with a fitness specialist before starting these poses.

About the Author - Sonia Sharma

I am presently functioning as a Yoga instructor for Fitness republic where I can continue feeding my yoga passion everyday in a different format through my writing and make people able to develop their personality at all levels u2013 physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. And yes I am always open to feedback and suggestions.

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