International Yoga Day 2022: These 5 yoga asanas can reduce belly fat

New Delhi: 

With the increase in commute time and long office hours, one rarely gets time to hit the gym. As a result, people get prone to an unhealthy lifestyle. If you are among those who yearn for a healthy living we bring yoga in your life which you can easily incorporate in your busy daily life. You don’t have to worry, we have got you covered. We bring to you a couple of yoga asanas that you could incorporate in your daily routine. It won’t only help you in reducing that stubborn belly fat but will also help you in relieving mental pressure.

1. Naukasana 

Naukasana will strengthen the back and leg muscles and also help you to get rid of the fat around the waist.

How to perform it:

You need to lie on your back. Keep your hand at your sides and legs together. Inhale and raise your legs as high as possible keeping it straight. Now lift your arms and touch your toe. You will have to raise your body up the floor to form a 45-degree angle.  Breathe normally and hold the position for few second. Come back to the original position. Repeat this asana five times.

2. Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward facing dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana will boost your metabolic rate and keep your abdomen muscles engaged the entire time.

How to perform it: 

You need to come to your fours and form a table. Now, exhale and lift up your hips. Straighten your legs and your arms to form an inverted ‘V’ shape. Keep your toes pointed straight ahead. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart. Look towards your naval. Hold this position for a minute and take long breaths. Now, return to your original position. Repeat this pose five times.

3. Pavanamukthasana

This pose will tone your abs and relieve the pain in your lower back. Pavanamukthasana will also tone the hips and the thighs. It improves the health of the stomach and enhances metabolism.

How to perform it: 

You need to lie on your back and keep your arms at your sides. Stretch out your legs. While exhaling, bend your knees and bring it towards your chest. Hold your bent legs with your hands and apply pressure on your tummy. Breathe deeply and hold the pose for about 3 minutes. Now exhale and release your knees. Come to the original position. Repeat this five times.

4. Uttanpadasana

Uttanpadasana treats stomach ailments while melting away the fat from the lower part of your tummy. This is one of the most efficient poses of yoga to get rid of the abdominal fat.

How to perform it:

You need to lie down on your back. Keep your legs straight and hand on your sides. Inhale deeply and stretch your body. Now, raise your legs off the floor to create a 45-degree angle with the floor. Hold this position for few seconds and then lift your legs more to create 90-degree angle. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then slowly return to your original position. Do this asana 10 times. 

5. Paschimottanasana 

Paschimottanasana will not only burn that fat in your tummy region but will also balance your menstrual cycle, relieve stress and treats digestive disorders.

How to perform it:

Sit on the floor and stretch your legs in front of you. Keep your spine straight and your stomach engaged. Your toes should point towards the ceiling. Now, stretch your hands in front of you and bend forward from your hips to touch your toes. Once you touch your toes, stretch a little more and hold them. Hold this position for about three minutes and then return to your original position. Repeat it ten times.


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