In our zest to lose weight, there are many forms of exercises that we follow, from simple walking, jogging to lifting weights to aerobics, there are many ways one can adopt to achieve their targets. One of the practices that is off late getting popular with weight loss experts is Yoga. Yoga is science that involves physical moves to achieve mental and spiritual wellness. The ancient practice of yoga has innumerable benefits to your health and it also helps you to target our over-sized tummies. Scroll over to find a few moves that can burn your belly fat and get you fitter body with a holistic approach:
1. Plow Pose
Lie flat on a yoga mat with your hands on your sides. Engage your abdominal muscles and lift your legs to form 90 degrees angle and hold this position for 2 seconds. Continue to lift your body until you bring your legs over head. Make sure you support your body on your toes, shoulders and arms only. Keep your hips as high as possible and hold the position for few seconds. Bring your lower back down and allow your legs form 90 degree position with floor again and return back to starting position. Repeat the exercise for 1 minute. This move helps to stretch your spine, calves muscles and strengthens your core. Watch the video below to see how this move is done
2. Reverse Warrior
Get your body in lunge position and bring your right hand to rest right ankle. Breathe in, look towards ceiling and raise your left arm to face ceiling. Keeping your shoulders relaxed, bend your knee with your hips towards the mat. Hold the position for 5 seconds and get back to starting position. Repeat on alternate side for 1 minute. This move targets your abdomen and burns belly fat.
3. Warrior Pose
Warrior pose is an effective yoga move that tones and strengthen your back muscles, abs and thighs and helps to burn fat. Stand straight with your arms in straight line with your shoulders. Step on your right and bend your right knee and get your body into lunge position. Lower your hips without bending your knee and hold the position for few seconds and return back to starting position. Repeat on the other leg and follow the exercise for 1 minute.
4. Triangle Pose
Triangle pose improves blood circulation in your body, stretches your back and abdomen and strengthens your thorax. Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Bend your body to right and touch your right feet with your right hand. Raise your left arm towards ceiling and look towards your raised arm. Hold the position for few seconds and return back to starting position. Repeat the move for 1 minute on alternate sides.
5. Camel Pose
Camel pose helps to tone and tighten up your abdominal muscles. Sit on your knees and arch your back backwards and brings your hands to reach your heels. Make sure that your arms are straight, head is slightly bent backwards and back is arched as far as possible. Hold the pose for couple of seconds and return back to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute.
6. Advanced Camel Pose
Advanced camel pose is a slight variation to camel pose. In this post instead of letting your hands reach your heels, you will bend your back as much as possible and stretch arms parallel to the floor. Hold the position for few seconds and get back on all fours. Breathe and repeat for 1 minute.