It can be really irritating having a fat belly as it makes you feel very uncomfortable with your physique. You might be on an exercise routine and maintain a healthy diet but still have some belly fat hanging on. Yoga will definitely help in a way, but you’ll also have to combine it with other exercises and a healthy diet. These four yoga poses will help tone your belly into the shape you’ve always been longing for.
1. Bow Posture (Dhanurasana)
How to do the pose:
#1. Lie face flat on your tummy with your legs expanded out and your arms at each side of your body.
#2. Bend at the knee and try reaching your arms back to your feet and hold.
#3. Breathe in and lift your head, then bend it backward at the same time lifting your legs as high as possible.
#4. Hold this pose for at least 15 – 30 seconds and breathe normally.
#5. Start breathing out and move back to the initial position with your legs stretched out and your arms at your sides.
#6. Repeat at least 4 times with a resting interval of 15 seconds in between each pose.
2. Wind Easing Posture (Pavanamukthasana)
If you’re looking forward to relieving lower back pain then this is the exact pose you need. At the same time, this pose can also tone the abs, hips, and thighs. According to studies, this pose can balance pH levels in the body to improve the metabolism and enhance stomach health.
How to do the pose:
#1. Lie flat on your back with your legs stretched out and your arms at your sides.
#2. Your feet should be expanded out with your heels touching each other.
#3. Breathe in and bend at the knees while slowly bringing them in the direction of the chest.
#4. Smear pressure to the abs using your thighs.
#5. Clasp your hands beneath your thighs to hold your knees in place.
#6. Breathe intensely as you’re holding this pose for 60-90 seconds.
#7. Breathe out while freeing your knees and bringing your hands to the sides of your body.
#8. Repeat at least 4 times with a resting interval of 15 seconds in between each pose.