5 yoga postures for a flat tummy

While yoga can help you achieve spiritual and physical well-being, it can also help you strengthen your muscles and reduce excess weight through certain postures. Among all the positions this relaxing discipline has to offer, discover the 5 postures to adopt to burn abdominal fat and get a flat stomach.

1. The Cobra

To perform the Cobra, simply lie on your stomach with your legs straight and your palms on the floor, below your shoulders. Then push on your arms and blow to raise your head and chest. Breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds. Done in sets of 5, the cobra strengthens your abs and removes abdominal fat.

2. Wind release

This position regulates your stomach acid levels, massages your colon, cures constipation and improves your metabolism, tones and firms your abdominal, thigh and hip muscles.

How do you do wind release to accelerate your weight loss and make your belly disappear? Well, start by lying down in a prone position with your arms on either side of your body and your feet extended, your heels should be touching.

Bend your knees and as you exhale, you need to bring your bent knees gradually towards your chest, with your thighs pressing against your abdomen. You should keep your knees in place while clasping your hands under your thighs. Raise your head as you exhale to allow your chin to touch your knees.

Then hold the position for at least one minute, while breathing deeply. Exhale slowly and then release the knees. Place your hands on either side of your body, palms facing the floor. You should repeat this at least five times, relaxing for about ten seconds after each repetition.

3. Plank

This is the most classic and easiest yoga position to understand. In addition to being very effective in reducing your belly, the plank also allows you to strengthen your shoulders, arms, buttocks, thighs and legs.

To do the plank, stand on your palms, not your elbows as is sometimes the case, and on your feet. You should not arch your back when doing the plank, your whole body from your shoulders to your feet should be in line.

You have to hold it for about 30 seconds, release a little. You should do this 5 times regularly to get results after a few weeks.

4. The boat

Difficult to hold, the boat position effectively combats the accumulation of fat around the waist. This position is good for the stomach and strengthens the thighs and back.

To perform the boat, sit up straight and lean back a little, while keeping your back straight. First lift your left knee, exhale and then lift your right knee. You should have your arms straight on each side of each leg. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Release for 20 seconds and repeat six times.

To make your position more intense, you should extend your legs and arms upwards.

5. The bow

The arch is effective for abdominal strengthening. To get the best results, you need to rock back and forth a bit, blowing and holding the position.

Rocking back and forth gives a complete massage of the abdominal muscles and improves transit, stretching the body.

Start this exercise lying on your stomach with your legs straight and your arms at your sides. Bend your knees and grasp your ankles. Hold the position. Take a breath and try to lift your head by bending your body backwards. Breathe in and hold for at least 25 seconds.

Do not release suddenly, and on an exhalation, let go of each ankle and bring your torso back to the floor. Before starting again, pause for about 15 seconds.

Even if you are not a good sportsman, you can do this series of exercises in the morning to boost your metabolism and slim down your stomach. The main thing is to be motivated and to do these exercises without straining yourself.