Yoga poses for flat stomach

The benefits of yoga are extensive. Not only does yoga affect the physical aspect of the body, it addresses the mind and spirit as well. The stomach has become one of the most problematic areas in fitness and for good reason. The stomach is often the place we first look to gauge our own, or someone else’ s fitness and health.

Tthere are a number of yoga positions (called asanas) which exercise the stomach muscles. But you have to Assess your own skill and comfort level before trying certain asanas.

Here are few particular yoga asanas for flat stomach.

Pavan Muktasana

Instructions to perform Pvan-Muktasana

  • To perform this stomach-exercising asana, Use a yoga mat of towel to cusion the spine.
  • Then lie flat on your back and relax.
  • Bend both knees up to your chest so that your thigh touches the stomach.
  • Hug your knees in place and lock your fingers.
  • Now lift your head up so your nose meets your knees. Take a deep breath and hold it for thirty seconds before releasing and slowly lowering back to tart.

Pavan Muktasan can also be done one leg at a time.

Bhujangasana

Instructions to perform Bhujangasana

  • To perform bhujangasana remain on the floor and roll over on to your stomach.
  • Position your hand under your shoulders.
  • And now, using your back muscles, raise your upper torso off the ground to that your head is upright.
  • Be careful not to push with your hands. You want the muscles in your back to be doing the work.
  • Hold this posture for thirty seconds, then lower yourself back to start.
  • Even though you are using your back muscles to lift your upper body, performing the asana will assist in reducing belly fat and flattening your tummy.

Dhanurasana

Instructions to perform Dhanurasana

Dhanurasana also pretty similar to the previous asana, but more involved.

  • It starts from the same position lying on your stomach.
  • Then curl your legs upward in addition to lifting your upper torso.
  • Bend your knees so that the soles of your feet come up toward your head.
  • Grab your ankles and pull with your hands and push with your legs until only your stomach is on the floor.
  • Your body should feel sort of like it is making a circle.
  • Your knees should remain together throughout the exercise.
  • Hold this position for thirty seconds before releasing and returning to starting position.

Paad-Pashchimottanasana

Instructions to perform Paad-Pashchimottanasan

  • Start by lying on your back with your legs straight and arms overhead.
  • Your body should be straight from head to toe with all limbs extended.
  • Point your palms up to the ceiling and put your hands together.
  • Contract your stomach muscles to sit up, keeping your back straight and hands overhead.
  • Bend forward and grab your toes with your hands, putting your head between your arms so it touches your knees.
  • Hold the position for two minutes before releasing
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