How Yoga Helps Get a Flat Stomach

By | January 7, 2012

Your wedding day is coming soon and are you one of those who are worried about fat stomach? If you continue to stay like this, until your wedding day, you will look like a pregnant woman on your wedding day. However, nobody wants to be seen with a fat stomach on the wedding day because all brides want to look perfect and dazzling on that day without any problems and tensions. Now you are thinking about the solution for reducing fat on stomach? Do not worry; you can reduce fat stomach by practicing yoga.

Yoga not only reduces stress but leads to many benefits. It helps prevent some diseases. It affects the physical aspect of the body, addresses the mind and spirit as well. There are number of yoga asanas which exercise the stomach muscles. But you have to assess your own skill and comfort level before trying certain asanas.

Following are some yoga asanas to get flat stomach:

1) Pavan muktasan: To perform this asana, first lie flat on your back. Use a yoga mat to cushion the spine. Bend your knees and bring up to your chest so that your thighs touch the stomach. Hug your knees in place and lock your fingers. Gently start rocking, forward and backward. As you gain momentum, start rolling to either side. This asana is extremely effective on the abdominal muscle.

2) Bhujangasana: In this asana, you have to remain yourself (stomach side) towards the floor. Then, position your hand under your shoulders. Now, using your back muscles, raise your upper torso off the ground to that your head is upright. Here be careful that not to push with your hands. You want the muscles in your back to be doing the work. Hold this posture for thirty seconds, and 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.

3) Naukasana: In a straight line, start by lying on your back with your feet together and your arms stretched out above your head. Now exhale. Lift your arms and legs simultaneously. Tighten the stomach muscles and hold this posture for a few seconds. Now inhale and relax. Exhale deeply through the mouth and repeat.