Can’t wait to get that perfect waist? These yoga poses are sure to do wonders
Busy people don’t have much time to exercise in their daily lives due to tight-scheduled lifestyles. This has led us to have unhealthy bodies. We have developed flabby tummy, wider waistlines and ballooning weights thanks to a very sedentary lifestyle.
There are options like working out in the gym, jogging, aerobics, etc. to lose weight and get back in shape. There are even surgical options to consider if you have tried just about everything and have not gained much or want a quick solution to get rid of the fat.
But unlike everything there is one thing that can help you with reducing the fat and that is known as Yoga. We bring to you 6 Yoga poses that will ensure you get a toned-up waist.
1 Vasistasana (Side Plank)
Vasistasana or the side plank pose is something that works on toning down your sides. To begin with the pose, you need to get down on your hands and knees, tuck in your toes and try and lift your knees off the mat.
This will bring you in the plank position. Now keep the right hand on the mat and lift the left hand, while transferring the right foot on your left foot, placing the left foot on the side of the right foot. Lift your side waist off the mat upwards. This will make you put more efforts on your sides and will led to weight loss.
Hold this pose for 5 count and change sides.
2 Navasana (Boat pose)
Sit on your bottoms and have your legs bent. Your feet should rest on the floor. Now lean the body into a 45 degree angle and stretch all the way through your spine. Now inhale deeply and try to lift your chest, head and legs off the ground and stretch out the hands.
This position will make the muscles of the abdomen and the sides of the waist contract. Keep breathing in the normal way and hold the position for 60 seconds. Slowly relax and bring your body back into the normal position. Repeat this for 5 times at the start and build up to 30 times. Relax for 15 seconds in between.
3 Uttanpadasana (Raised Foot Pose)
This pose helps you get rid of fat from the lower stomach and hips and thighs. This pose is of one of the best, if you want to remove flab from the waist and abdomen region.
Lie down on your back the mat with your leg stretched out. Now inhale deeply and raise the feet from the floor and make an angle of 45 degree with the floor. Hold this pose for 30 seconds or so. You can build up strength to hold the said pose for 60 seconds or more.
Now lift the legs even further, making a 90 degree angle with the floor. After 30 seconds in this position, bring the legs slowly back down. Repeat the pose 10 times and work towards doing it for 30 times.
4 Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend)
This asana is solely focused on burning fat from the stomach. In order to do this simple asana, stand straight with your hands to the side. Be sure to keep the spine as straight as possible. Now while exhaling, bend the body forward so that it becomes parallel to the floor.
Try and touch the floor while bending the body farther, with the palms and without bending your knees. If you are just starting out, you can try and touch just your ankles or even knees and work towards touching the floor.
Now hold your breath and keep the tummy tucked in, hold the position for 5 seconds initially. Later you can try holding it up for about a minute. Now lift your body back to the straight position and continue to exhale. Repeat the pose for 10 times. But if you have lower back problems, then it is advised that you refrain from doing this.
5 Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
Another effective pose for trimming the belly fat is the bow pose or Dhanurasana. Along with trimming the fat, it also stretches the back, thighs, abdomen and chest.
Lie down on your stomach on the mat, with hands on the side. Now bend the knees upwards and bring your hands backwards and try to hold your ankles. Now while supporting your weight on the stomach, try raising the ankles as high as you can.
Hold the position for 30-90 seconds and breathe normally while holding the position. Exhale and relax, while stretching the body in this asana. Repeat 10 times in the beginning and move towards 30 times gradually.
6 Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation)
Surya Namaskar is actually a combination of not one or two, but 12 yoga positions that together have tremendous impact on the body. This asana should be performed early in the morning while facing the sun, if you want to have the maximum benefits from it.
Begin the pose by standing straight, feet together and relax the shoulders. Now as you inhale, lift both your arms and as you exhale, get your arms in front of your chest in a position as if you are praying. Now keeping the hands in the same posture raise your hands and stretch them backwards.
Now bend in the forward directions and try to touch your knees with your forehead.
Now while bending your left knee, try to stretch your right leg backwards, with support of your palms on the floor. Now stretch the left leg also. Now slowly get down on the floor, holding the spine outwards. Your knees, chest and chin should be in contact of the floor. Inhale and stretch in the forward direction and with your hands on the floor and lean forward. Now bring the right leg forward, placing it between the elbows and stretch upwards. Stretch back from the waist while keeping the left leg forward and then return to the initial position.
These yoga poses can definitely work wonders on your waist. But we would also like to recommend that you start these under the supervision of an expert. Once you are good at the whole balancing of the body and handling of the breathing, then you can continue doing these yoga poses all by yourself.