Yoga is preferably a very good way of getting a flat stomach. It can be time consuming but this is a highly efficient way of getting rid of that extra layer of fat. Regular practice of yogasana added with a proper diet plan can work wonders.
Here, we are listing down some of the yogasanas which burns down belly fat and presents a healthier us:
- Kapalbhati : This a breathing exercise. However, this has miraculous effects on bursting the extra tummy fat. It should be remembered that kapalbhati should not be done on an empty stomach.
Method : Sit in the clubbed cross legged posture that needs to be done during such asanas, that is the padmasana. Sit up straight. The spinal cord should be absolutely straight. The face and chin should face forward and straight. After attaining this position, slow breathe in without letting the stomach go in. Now, while breathing out the inhaled air, that during the process of exhaling, pull the stomach in. During this entire process, do not use the mouth. Inhale and exhale the air, both by using the nostrils. Continue the process for a stretch of 10 times, while starting this process. Slowly with days increase the number of inhaling and exhaling to gain better results.
- It oxidises the entire body and clears the toxins.
- Improves the breathing capabilities of the body.
- Reduces belly fat noticeably.
Hour: Kapalbhati should be done in the early morning hours, especially because it has to be done on an empty stomach. Also, as it is a breathing exercise, it should be done in fresh air; hence it finds its most suitable hour during the early morning.
- Naukasana( The Boat Pose ): This is another technique that remarkably cuts down belly fat from the body.
Method: Lie down straight on your back. Slowly, lift your head up without bending the mid region of your body. Your legs are straight and joined. Lift them up straight as well and slowly reach the boat position. Repeat this for 2-3 times as a beiginner.
These are legs
This is the upper part of your body
The above drawn picture is the visual realisation of the posture. Breathe in while gaining the position. Breathe out while returning to the previous posture.
The visual representation of the previous position has been drawn below.
The body should be exactly in this position with the ground before and after gaining the posture of the yoga.
- Bhujangasana : This is also known as the Cobra Pose due to its posture.
Benefit : i) This flattens belly and reduces tummy fat.
- ii) This strengthens the spinal cord.
Besides the above mentioned benefits of this yoga there are a number of other health related uses to maintain a fit body.
Method :Lie down straight on your chest. Slowly lift your head up; as higher as possible. Breathe in while lifting the head up. Slowly leave your breathe while returning to the parent position. This should be done for 2-3times for beginners.