Yoga is originated in India. In 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga is actually a relaxing physical exercise that can be helpful in many ways, but in Indian traditions yoga is more than physical exercise, it has a meditative and spiritual core. Yoga may reduce the risk factors of asthma and heart disease and also it can help you to reduce stubborn belly fat. Yoga has many complex poses that you can accomplish different things, and it can be done by those who are pregnant, those who are not flexible and those who are older.

If you want to reduce stubborn belly fat just follow these five yoga poses.1. Cobra

You need to lie down on your stomach, while your legs need to be stretched out. Place your palms underneath each shoulder. Your chin and toes should be touching the floor. Now raise your chest while bending it back toward your hips and inhale slowly. Bring your arms straight with palms still flat on the floor. You need to be in this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Now exhale slowly, and return your body to flat on your stomach on the floor. This pose should be repeated five times, with 15 second breaks in between.

2. Bow

Start with lying on your stomach. Stretch your legs out and have your arms straight on each side of the body. Bend your knees and reach your arms back toward them. Now grasp your feet and hold. Lift your head and inhale. You should try to lift your legs up and bend your head backward. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Do not forget to breathe normally. You should repeat this pose just like the previous one – five times with 15 second breaks in between.

3. Pontoon

On this pose you will need to start by lying flat on your back with legs together and stretched out. Make sure that your arms are at your sides.  Now begin to raise your legs, keeping them straight and inhale. While stretching your feet and toes, try to raise your legs as high as you can. Bring your arms straight up and attempt to reach your toes. With your body you need to create a 45 degree angle. Breathe normally and hold the position for 15 seconds. After that relax and exhale. With breaks in between, repeat it five times.

4. Board

Start on hands and knees. Keep your hands below shoulders and your knees below hips. Tuck toes under and work feet backward until legs are extended behind the body.  Look at the floor just in front of your palms and inhale. Make sure that your neck and spine are aligned and pull in abdominal muscles. Hold the position for 30 seconds. If you want a better results, hold the position longer. Breathe deeply. Repeat the pose five times, with 15 seconds break in between.

5. Wind Easing Posture

Your legs should be stretched out and your arms should be putted out to sides, while lying flat on your back. Bend your knees and bring them toward your chest at the same time while exhaling. Apply pressure using the thighs, after that clasp hands behind thighs to hold them in place. Breathe deeply and hold the pose for 90 seconds. Release your knees and bring your hands to the sides of your body while exhaling. Repeat it five times, with 15 seconds breaks in between.

Yoga was one of the most popular exercises during the Aryan period, and it is still used today. With its breathing techniques, exercise and meditation, you can improve your overall health including reducing stubborn belly fat. And it is also believed that people that use yoga poses are happier.


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