For many people, losing belly fat is an arduous task as the fats in this area of the body tend to cling stubbornly. Many have reported that they went on an extreme diet just to lose weight in this area while others are saying that they worked out for hours in the gym in the hopes that there’s a little give in their stubborn fats. Unfortunately, all have reported that their belly fat was still as stubborn as before. What then can you do to see a sexier and slimmer waist? Why yoga, of course.
Keep in mind that there is no spot reduction when it comes to fat but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to say goodbye to your stubborn belly fat. As a matter of fact, if you follow these yoga steps, you will see a slimmer waist in no time.
- Triangle Pose. Stand on top of your yoga mat with toes pointing forward. Move your left foot backwards about 6 to 8 inches with your left foot parallel to the edge of your yoga mat. Align the heel of your right foot with the center arch of your left foot. While keeping both legs straight, bring arms up and out to your sides. Reach your right arm towards the top edge of the mat then lower it towards your right shin with the left arm extended up towards the ceiling. Look at your raised hand. Hold this for five to ten breaths. Keep your mind focused on your breathing and don’t forget to engage your core.
- Plank Pose. Lower yourself to your hands and knees. Your hands should be positioned under your shoulders while your knees are under your hips. Make sure that your fingers are spread wide and that you are pressing down on the mat from your knuckles. Curl toes and then straighten your legs to go on a push up position. Your body should be in a straight line from your shoulders all the way to your heels. Pull your belly button up and towards your spine. Hold this pose for a few counts then release.
- Cobra Pose. Start this yoga pose by lying on your belly with your forehead resting on the mat. Your legs should be extended behind you and pressed down equally on the floor with the tops of your feet resting on the mat. Bring both hands in line with your shoulders. Press down on your feet and legs and use it to push your chest of the floor. Your hips should be lifted off the floor as well. Look upwards to complete the cobra pose.
These are just a few examples of yoga poses that can help strengthen, tighten, and sculpt your midsection. What’s great about doing yoga is that it also helps improve your flexibility which is a huge plus especially if you practice these moves regularly. Belly fat shouldn’t be a problem at all because you can get rid of it with the help of yoga.