5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat with Yoga - Fit Life Geek

5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat with Yoga

By Jessica | Yoga

Aug 29

Are you tired of ending your day with stress, pressure, and anxiety?  You’re lucky if you’re not feeling any of these, but sadly, these things are inevitable in this world.

Some people can take all the negativities in their lives by unwinding. So, how do you really unwind? Is it by drinking beer, going out with friends or eating all you want? Well, I must say these things might make you feel good but it is obviously, not a good remedy for having a good health. You might even get a belly fat for these routines. So why not choose to be healthier, or rather end your day with yoga?

What is yoga?

Yoga is a practice of freeing out all the negativities of your life by talking to your body and soul. It is well known as a relaxation process for an individual who wanted to be more productive of himself. It has a lot of benefits aside from relieving the stress; it can also help in losing weight or even losing belly fat. And guess what, this can just take up to ten minutes of time. Even beginners can start in doing this.

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Here are 5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat with Yoga:

1. Do the Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose

Cobra pose is the perfect yoga posture to strengthen your abdominal muscles as well as reducing belly fats. This pose should strengthen the abdomen, back, and the entire upper body. This pose also makes the spine strong and flexible.

How to do it:

  • With legs stretched, lie down on your belly.
  • Place your palms underneath your shoulders.
  • All toes and your chin touching the floor.
  • On inhale, raise your chest up slowly by bending backward as much as you can.
  • Hold the cobra pose for 15 to 30 seconds depending on your ability.
  • On exhale, slowly bring down your entire body to the starting
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Take Note: You should not do this pose if you are pregnant or have hernia, ulcer, or back injuries.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UArmfqhbWLk


2. Try the Naukasana or Boat Pose

The Naukasana pose helps in reducing belly fat. It is really good for your stomach and strengthening the leg and back muscles.

How to do it:

  • Lie down on a mat in a supine position— legs stretched together and arms on your sides facing down.
  • On inhale, raise your legs slowly without bending the knees.
  • Stretch your toes and foot outward.
  • Raise your legs as high as you can.
  • Then raise both arms. Keep them straight and attempt to reach toward your toes.
  • Try to bring your body close to a 45-degree angle.
  • Hold this yoga pose for at least 15 seconds.
  • Exhale gently as you release.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnItUzlz5ao


3. Do the Dhanurasana or Bow Pose

Dhanurasana is the best position in order to strengthen your abdominal core. In order to reach its full potential, you will need to rock back and forth while holding the position. Such motion provides your abdomen a full massage and activates your digestive system. It fights constipation and gives a good stretch to your back.

How to do it:

  • Start by lying down on your belly with arms placed on your side and legs stretched together.
  • Bend your knees and reach your ankles with your arms and hold.
  • On inhale, lift your head then bend backward.
  • Lift your legs as high as possible.
  • Hold the position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  • On exhale, bring your body slowly to starting position.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUA8TCfUlgw


4. Try the Pavanamukthasana or Wind-Relieving Pose

This yoga posture tones the muscles of hips, thighs, and abdomen, relieves lower back pain, improves metabolism, cures constipation, regulates acid levels in your stomach, massages the colon and triggers burning of fat.

How to do it:

  • Lie down in supine position with feet stretched out and heals touching each other and your arms on your side.
  • Bend your knees.
  • On exhale, slowly bring your bent knees toward the chest with your thighs applying pressure on your abdomen.
  • Properly hold your knees in place by holding your hands underneath the thighs.
  • On exhale again, lift your head and allow your chin to touch your knees.
  • Hold this pose for 60 to 90 seconds.
  • Slowly exhale and release your knees.
  • Bring your hands to your side with palms facing the ground.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UArmfqhbWLk


5. Do Kumbhakasana or Plank

The plank is the simplest yet the most effective yoga pose in order to reduce belly fat. Not only does it reduce your belly fat, but it also helps in strengthening and toning your thighs, buttocks, back, shoulders, and arms.

How to do it:

  • Start on your knees under the hips and your hands directly resting under your shoulders.
  • Tug your toes under and step your feet back, extending your legs behind you.
  • On inhale, slightly look ahead of your palms so your neck is aligned with the spine.
  • Firmly hold in your abdominal muscles.
  • Make your hands flat and fingers spread. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels.
  • Hold this pose for at least 15 to 30 second or more.
  • On exhale, release the pose by dropping on your knees.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Take note: If you have shoulder or back injuries or a high blood pressure then try to avoid this pose.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1H0g-1UB8

Repeat these fat-belly burning poses every day or 3 to 5 times thrice a week, spacing with a day off. In order to boost your metabolism, you can do this series of yoga poses during the morning.

This is just a sample for starters in doing yoga. You can add or change any of these positions as desired. This can be done every day or as soon as you feel like doing it. It is a very effective way of losing weight or belly fats. Just don’t forget to eat healthy to top it all off.

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