Yoga Asanas for Flat Stomach

Yoga Asanas for Flat Stomach

Yoga Asanas for Flat Stomach

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Bikini season is about to be upon us. Is your bikini tummy in place? Try these fun and easy yoga asanas for flat stomach.

Yoga has always been an all over body toner. It increases flexibility, strength, and you can use the yoga asanas to flatten your stomach. All of the poses seek to get mind body and spirit in line. Strong abdominal muscles bring support to back muscles.

These exercises/poses can be used to burn fat when done in a routine. Individual asanas for flat stomach can be done in sets and not as a part of a routine to target the belly. When done as a routine as a fluid motion generates energy and heat which is used to internally burn fat.

The Plank
 
Plank to Side Plank
The plank poses activate the core muscle structure and very precisely the abdominal area. This is the most basic poses for a flat stomach
yoga asanas for flat stomach

This asana strengthens all muscles achieving a flat stomach with little effort photo:Beth Bischoff

 (a). If you have ever done a push up, then you already know the plank. Lay flat with hands directly under shoulders and push straight up with feet together and and tummy held tight. Smoothly bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend your right arm up and hold for eight breaths (b). Return to Plank position, repeat this process using the right arm as support. Start with 5 transitions per side. As the arms strengthen more transitions can be accomplished. The holding nature of these two poses cause the abdominal muscles to tighten and strengthen also.
Plank to Low Plank
yoga asanas for flat stomach

photo:Beth Bischoff

From Plank (a), Bend your elbows 90 degrees, keeping your upper arms close to your body and lowering your shoulders to elbow height. Your upper back should be broad and the tips of your shoulder blades should be drawn down your back. Roll forward a little on toes to put the bulk of the weight on the section where the elbows are positioned (b). Return to Plank. Ideally, when practiced enough, you should be able to balance body at the elbows because of strong flat stomach muscles.

Forearm Plank
Lower yourself all the way to your elbows in plank pose hold 15-30 secs, As you get stronger your can hold the pose for longer.
yoga asanas for a flat stomach

photo:Beth Bischoff

Make sure your toes are curled under, your legs are extended straight behind you, and your feet are hip-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels. Tighten your abs and hold.
Seated Pike to Open pike
yoga asanas for flat stomach

photo:Beth Bischoff

Sit upright on the floor, then lean back, extending your arms straight in front of you and lifting your legs together off the floor. This is Pike (a). Hold for three breaths, then lower your back and legs toward the floor without letting them touch it. This is Open Pike (b). Hold for three breaths; return to Pike. Repeat 10 times.

For some people, following a complete step by step program is much easier than doing these Yoga asanas on their own. For those, I recommend trying ShapeShifter Yoga program.

Have a Happy Healthy Day!

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