6 Yoga Asanas To Help You Burn Your Belly Fat

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In this post, we share with you the top 6 poses of yoga to reduce belly fat.

yoga to reduce belly fat

Despite several forms of workout being available today, yoga reigns as the most trusted and effective method of nourishing and toning one’s body in a holistic sense.

Most sought out of the various asanas are the ones that help to tone and flatten your tummy, of course! Because who doesn’t want a toned tummy that ultimately projects your good health?

Since yoga endeavors to work deeply on the core and the entire body with every asana, the poses mentioned below are a few of the easier ones, especially for beginners. These will help eliminate several stomach-related issues like constipation, indigestion and bloating along with strengthening the abdomen.

Here are 6 asanas of yoga to reduce belly fat.

1. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

This posture primarily works on strengthening your abdominal muscles and relaxing your lower back.

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How to perform:

  • Lie on the floor, face down.
  • Spread your hands on the floor, next to your shoulders.
  • Stretch your legs back, top of the feet touching the floor, and slowly inhale and lift up your upper body.
  • Make sure your pubis and toes form a straight line and touch the floor.
  • Hold this position for 25-30 seconds.
  • Release and come back to the lying down position on an exhalation.

2. Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

Although seemingly easy, this pose can be quite a challenge for your abs, which is exactly what will help strengthen them.

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How to perform:

  • Lie down on the floor with your face down.
  • Bend your knees and hold your feet with your hands.
  • Inhale and lift up both your hands and feet, also raising your thighs and chest at the same time.
  • Hold this pose for up to 30 seconds, gradually increasing to 90 seconds.
  • Release with an exhalation.

3. Kumbhakasana (The plank)

Surely the most beloved and well-known of poses, the plank pose is one of the best poses to burn your tummy fat and tone your muscles.

yoga to reduce tummy

How to perform:

  • Lie face down.
  • Lift your body up onto straightened arms
  • Balance on your toes
  • Face forward or down
  • Hold for as long as you can, take a break and then repeat a few more times. Try to extend the time in this pose each day.

4. Naukasana (Boat pose)

This is another pose that works fabulously on your side and front tummy muscles and strengthens your core.

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How to perform:

  • Lie down on the ground facing the ceiling.
  • Keep your hands by your side and relax your shoulders. Keep your legs straight.
  • Now slowly raise your hands and legs together from the ground, hold your belly in and above the ground at all times.
  • Reach a 45 degree angle till your body is in a V-shape. Hold it for 60 seconds and practice deep breathing.

5. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

This is a slightly more difficult pose. So make sure to do this only if you are not suffering from any back issues.

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How to perform:

  • Kneel on the floor with your knees hip width and your thighs straight and perpendicular to the floor.
  • Rest your hands on the top of your buttocks, fingers pointing downwards and slightly arch your back inwards.
  • Slowly lean back and touch and then hold your heels with your hands. Straighten the spine but don’t strain your neck.
  • Hold this pose for up to one minute.

6. Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana (One-Legged Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

The downward-facing dog pose can help you learn to balance your body and can also help strengthen your abs.

one leg downward dog pose

How to perform:

  • Get into the downward-facing dog pose.
  • Straighten one leg and lift it up.
  • Lower the straightened leg under your abs
  • Repeat this move for 10 times for each leg, then rest

7) Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose)

A variant of the plank, this one is a slightly more difficult one but equally effective on burning your belly fat.

side plank yoga pose

How to perform:

  • Perform after the downward-facing dog pose
  • Shift to your left or right foot
  • Tilt your body accordingly either to the right or left side
  • Raise the opposite arm in the air
  • Hold this pose for 15-30 seconds
  • Return to the downward-facing dog pose

It is best to practice these asanas for flat stomach in the mornings for better results. Consistency plays a major role in seeing the effectiveness of the asanas. To avoid monotony, one can choose to do 3-4 different poses each time if doing all cannot be possible. In any case, it is most important to be consistent, and dedicated to the asana sessions and make sure to practice deep breathing during the sessions.

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