5 POWER YOGA POSES TO TURN BELLY FLAB TO FAB
Turn Belly Flab to Fab yoga pose No. 1 – Upward Facing Dog
BENEFIT: This pose provides a good stretch to the belly muscle group, it improves the blood circulation and stimulates abdominal organs. As a result, doing it regularly can burn the accumulated, unwanted belly fat.
HOW TO DO IT: Lie flat on the floor, press the tops of the feet and thighs and the pubis firmly into the floor. On an inhalation, straighten the arms to lift the chest off the floor, try going to the height at which you can maintain a connection through your pubis to your legs. for a deeper stretch, begin to straighten your arms as you lift your thighs and knees off the ground, pressing into the palms and tops of the feet, and lift your gaze up towards the sky.
Turn Belly Flab to Fab yoga pose No. 2 – PLank
BENEFITS: Increases the tone of your deltoids, engages entire abdominal wall to burn fat therefor the belly fat is exhausted.
HOW TO DO IT: Start with lying on your mat, face down. Put your hands under your shoulders, fingertips pointing forward. Legs straight. Inhale, use your arms and legs to lift your body up, with your wrists under your shoulders and wrist creases parallel to the front edge of your mat, grounding all the toes. Exhale as you extend your spine, trying to push the floor further, tuck in your belly, stretch your head forward, use the core to straighten up your body into a straight line from the crown through your heels as I am showing above. Hold it here for a few breaths. Release back down to the floor and relax.
Turn Belly Flab to Fab yoga pose No. 3 – Bridge
BENEFITS: This pose can stimulate the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs. Practicing Bridge pose can build belly muscle to turn your belly fat to fab.
HOW TO DO IT: Lie flat on your back with arms at your sides, palms down. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor. Keep your feet hip width apart, parallel to each other, and as close to the buttocks as possible.
Inhale, press your upper arms and feet into the floor and begin lifting your hips towards the ceiling. Lift your hips as high as you can without breaking position. Firm your tailbone in towards the pubis and move your pubis slightly towards the belly. Keep the knees over the ankles, perpendicular to the floor. Your buttocks should be firm, but not clasped.
Roll your shoulders back and underneath your body. Clasp your hands and extend your arms along the floor beneath your pelvis. Straighten your arms as much as possible, pressing your forearms into the mat. Reach your knuckles toward your heels.
Hold in the position for a few breaths.
To release, lower your hip down to the mat, release your hands on your sides, and relax.
Turn Belly Flab to Fab yoga pose No. 4 – Wheel Pose
BENEFITS: Wheel pose is the extended version of Bridge pose. Like Bridge pose, it also stimulates the abdominal organs and thyroid glands, which improves digestion and helps to regulate metabolism.
How to do it: Click here for detailed instructions.
Turn Belly Flab to Fab yoga pose No. 5 – Bow Pose
BENEFITS: Bow pose opens your chest, gives the digestive organs a gentle massage, it can facilitate digestion, help move stuck waste through your digestive system, therefore, potentially reduce belly fat.
HOW TO DO IT: lying on your belly, legs extended straight back. Bend your knees, bringing your heels in toward your buttocks. Reach your hands back and take a hold of your outer ankles. Begin to kick back strongly into your feet. Keep the knees hip-distance apart bringing more lift into your torso and in your upper thighs. Lift your heels higher away from your buttocks and draw the tops of your shoulders away from your ears.