Pada-Paschimottanasana For Reducing Belly Fat

By Patricia | December 17, 2008
Yoga Poses For Belly Fat

As the name suggests this asana is not that complicated. Pada-Paschimottanasana is a simple asana that will help you to reduce your abdominal fat, increase your appetite and remove wind or flatus from your intestines. To be able to perform this asana perfectly you will need to be flexible. To perform this asana, lie on your back on a yoga mat with legs straight. Place your arms overhead and try to extend your limbs. This is a position where you will be all straight from head to toe. Put your hands together with your palms facing on the top, flat up to the ceiling. Contract your muscles and try to sit up without using any support of your hands. Your back should be straight and hands still over your head. Bend further in forward direction to hold your toes. Place your hands in between your arms and your face forward in such a way that the chin touches your knees. Hold in this position for about 1 to 2 minutes breathing normally. Exhale while you slowly release. This asana is performed mainly to reduce abdominal fat and get a slim tummy.

Other such common asana which helps to reduce abdominal fat are the bow pose, cobra pose or Bhujangasana, Pavanamuktasana or wind releasing pose.

To perform the cobra pose lie flat on your stomach on a yoga mat placing your hands underneath your shoulders. Inhale. Using your back muscles raise your upper body off the ground. Keep rising until your head is upright. As you want your back muscles to do the main work in this pose, make sure not to use your hands to push your upper part of the body. Hold your body in this position for 30 to 40 seconds breathing normally. Exhale and return back to your starting position slowly. To perform bow pose you will need to lie flat on a yoga mat like in cobra pose. Bow pose is little similar to cobra pose. The only difference in this pose is that you need to lift your upper torso along with curling your legs upwards. To do this bend your knees first and so that your feet come closer towards your head. Grab your ankles with both your hands, pull your hands and at the same time push your legs. When you come in this pose your stomach will be only touching the ground. You will actually feel that your body is in a bow shape. Try to stretch your body in such a way that you are trying to make a circle. Throughout the pose keep your knees together. Hold in this pose for about 30 seconds or till you feel comfortable, breathing normally. Exhale slowly and return to your starting position.

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