Follow These 5 Yoga Poses To Reduce Stubborn Belly Fat

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, it is mentioned in the Rigveda,but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements .

Other physical benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.
  1. Pontoon posture (Naukasana)

This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a boat. Naukasana is prounced as NAUK-AAHS-uh-nuh.

Benefits of the Boat Pose (Naukasana):

  • Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles
  • Tones the leg and arm muscles
  • Useful for people with hernia

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  1. Cobra posture (Bhujang asana)

Benefits of the Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana):

  • Opens up the shoulders and neck.
  • Tones the abdomen.
  • Strengthens the entire back and shoulders.
  • Improves flexibility of the upper and middle back.
  • Expands the chest.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Reduces fatigue and stress.

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  1. Board (Kumbhakasana)

Kumbhakasana  also known as the plank asana is the most simple yet effective pose in yoga. It strengthens and tones your arms, shoulders, back, buttocks, thighs and not to mention your abs. With all the focus on your core, this asana is great for runners and is the best aasana to get rock hard abs.

  1. From Balasana, stretch the arms forward, come onto hands and knees, tuck the toes under, keeping the feet together. Some students may need to step the hands one half a hand step forward.
  2. Inhale, and on an exhalation bring the body forward, the shoulders directly above the wrists as the legs straighten and form a straight line from the heels to the shoulders.
  3. Hold and breathe. Be mindful that wrists are directly below the shoulders, and be careful not to collapse between the shoulder blades or hyper-extend elbows.

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  1. Wind Easing Posture (Pavanamukthasana)

Pavanamukthasana or the wind relieving yoga pose helps to detoxify the body by massaging the abdominal organs. This results to normalizing acid production, effectively regulating digestion and metabolism. It also relieves constipation, bloating and excess gas.

  • Start by lying down on your back, legs stretched straight and arms by your sides, palms down.
  • Breathing in slowly, raise your straight legs up in the air.
  • Now, slowly raise your arms without bending them, at the same time raising your upper body so that together with the legs, they form a ‘V’ supported on your butt.
  • Remain in this pose for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Relax as you slowly get back on the floor.
  • Repeat the pose 5 to 10 times, taking 10 to 15 second breaks in between.

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  1. Bow posture (Dhanurasana)

8 benefits of Dhanurasana (Bow Pose):

  1. Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles
  2. Stimulates the reproductive organs
  3. Opens up the chest, neck and shoulders
  4. Tones the leg and arm muscles
  5. Adds greater flexibility to the back
  6. Good stress and fatigue buster
  7. Relieves menstrual discomfort and constipation
  8. Helps people with renal (kidney) disorders

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Source: goodmorningcenter.com
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