10 Yoga Exercises that will help you reduce belly fat at Home

India has been known for its rich culture and heritage; the food, the healthy lifestyle, the religion, the sages, and scriptures all contribute to this rich fabric of Indian culture.  Yoga; the practice of attaining mind, body and soul alignment originated in India and is considered a gift to the mankind. Health enthusiasts from every nook and corner of the planet Earth practice Yoga to stay fit and healthy.

Yoga helps you not only to lose fat but you can find your inner self. Belly fat is the most stubborn fat in our whole body. So, continue reading to find the 10 best Yogic Practices for belly fat reduction.

Bhujang Asana (Cobra Pose) - For doing this, you have to lie flat on the stomach and hands on the side. Make sure your feet touch each other.  Move elbows to the shoulder level and place your palms facing downwards. Now raise your upper body by placing weight on the palms and press your stomach and thigh towards the ground.  Do not shrink your shoulders. Hold the positions for 20 seconds. Inhale as you go up and exhale as you come down.


Shalbh Asana (Locust Pose) - This pose activates the entire abdominal region. Lie down on your abdomen and rest the face on the chin. Keep your hands by your side. Raise your legs above the ground keeping the abdominal area on the ground firmly. Hold the position till the pull on the lower back is left. Inhale as you take your leg up and exhale as the leg comes down.


Nauka Asana (Boat Pose) – This is a great way to reduce belly fat. For this particular asana lie on your stomach and keep your feet together.  Keep the hands extended forward. Now, raise your legs, arms, and neck off the floor at once. Inhale as you raise and exhale as you come down. This shall strengthen your core and hence reduce belly fat.

Paschimottan Asana (Forward Bend Pose) - Sit down straight and extend your legs. Keep the spine and neck straight. Keep both the hands on the knees and bend the forward. Try to touch the toes without bending the knees. Try to touch the head to your knees. Hold the pose and relax.


Chakra Asana (Wheel Pose) - Lie on the back with the distance between the feet and bend the knees. Keep the palms under the shoulders and the fingers must point inwards. Press the palms and lift your hips and shoulders at once. Inhale as you lift and exhale as you come back to the normal position.


Dhanur Asana (Bow Pose) - Lie on the stomach and hold your ankles firmly. Now try and raise your feet off the ground by bending the back as well as the chest. Maintain the balance with the help of your abdominal muscles. Lift as much as you can.


Yastic Asana (Stick Pose) - Lie on your back with arms extended backward and legs straight. Keep some distance between the arms only. Inhale as stretch the legs and arms together. Feel the stretch and hold it for some time. Exhale and return to the normal position.


Ushtra Asana (Camel Pose) - Sit on the knees and bend your back backward hold both the ankles with hands by bending the waist, neck, and head. Inhale as you bend and hold the position. Exhale and return to the normal position.


Kona Asana (Extended Side Angle Pose) - Stand straight and tall. Keep distance between the feet and keep the hands on the side. Raise one hand so that the fingers point towards the sky and inhale as you raise the hand. Exhale and bend the hand to the opposite side along with the spine and pelvis to the opposite side. Repeat the same with the other hand.


Matsya Asana (Fish Pose) – Lie on the back and keep the feet together and keep the hands relaxed beside the body. Place the hands underneath the hip and keep the palms facing downwards. Hold the elbows close to each other. Inhale and lift the head and chest off the floor. Lower the head back and try and touch the head on the ground. Keep the weight on the elbows and not on the head. Keep the thighs pressed on the floor. Keep the shoulder blades raised and hence the chest. Hold the posture and relax.


These are some of the Yogic asanas which can be practiced by anyone at home to lose belly fat. However, the body must be warmed up properly and it is advisable to practice pranayam (breathing exercises) before doing these asanas.  

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