Yoga is the new fitness mantra that many people across the globe are following now days. Yoga is a science of keeping your mind, body and inner soul in peace.
Yoga is known for its benefits to calm the nerves, distress mind and energise your body inside out. It helps to improve blood circulation, oxygen flow in the body and improves functioning of all your body organs. Yoga also helps to reduce belly fat and give you trim tummy. You can follow a couple of yoga poses to shed those extra pounds from your body and get a toned up midsection. Scroll over find some of best and easy to follow yoga poses :
1. Warrior Pose 1
Warrior pose strengthens your core, back and thighs and helps to burn belly fat.
Place your feet parallel to each other and bring your left foot to 90 degrees. Let your right foot stay inside and breathe out. Keeping your legs straight, raise your arms over your head and bring them in line with your shoulder. Turn your head with your eyes fixed on your wrist. Follow 10 reps on each side.
2. Warrior Pose 2
This yoga pose is a slight variation of the warrior pose only. Start the exercise with same techniques as warrior pose. Instead of raising your arms over your head, you raise your arms to your sides, stretching them to max, extended outward from your torso.
Turn your head to your left foot and then back to starting position. Follow the same on the other side. Follow 10 reps on each side.
3. Chair Pose
This pose strengthens your spine and pulls up your abs, thighs and buttocks. Stand straight with palms folded in front of your face. Bend your knees and squat your body down in such a way that it appears as if you are sitting on the edge of a chair. Raise your hand s over your head and try to maintain your body balance. Press your shoulders down and arch your spine and let your torso go deeper in the position.
Hold the position for 3 to 6 breaths, release and follow 5 to 8 reps.
4. Bow Pose
This pose energises your body, improves digestion and tightens your abdominal muscles. Lie on your stomach on a yoga mat with your arms on your sides and legs stretched out. Raise your legs and bend your knees and bring them towards your head. Stretch back your arms and hold your ankles with your hands. Hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds and return back to starting position.
5. Pontoon Posture
This yoga pose engages your back and leg muscles which allows your body lose belly fat.
Lie down on your back with your legs stretched out and your arms on your sides. Breathe in and raise your legs up, with your toes and feet feeling the stretch. Raise your upper body to form 45 degree and let your arms reach for your stretched out legs. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat the exercise 5 times.