There are many problems that we may face in life but something that many people deal with on a regular basis is a struggle with their waistline. It seems as if it doesn’t matter what we do, we just tend to put on weight and unless we take things to the extreme, it is not going to drop off as we would like.
More than likely, you have tried all of the diets and exercise routines that you could possibly think of. It doesn’t matter whether it is low carbohydrate, low-fat or low calorie, it tends to work but it is very difficult to maintain. What if I told you that it was possible to melt away belly fat and the back fat you may have as well with only some simple exercises? In fact, it is not only possible, people who understand the secret are able to do so quite well.
I’m talking about yoga exercises and when you do these types of exercises, it can really have a benefit for your body. Not only is it going to melt away body fat, it also helps to lower our stress levels and blood pressure and strengthens the muscles. Once you begin doing this type of exercise, you may wonder why you have ever avoided doing it in the past. It really is a comfortable way to get rid of the excess fat you are carrying around and it can enhance your life.
One of the benefits that yoga has is that it helps to reduce the possibility that you will experience an injury. Since there are so many different benefits, it’s good to take a look at 4 different yoga poses that can help melt away body fat.
Cobra pose – begin by laying on your stomach with your legs behind you and your forehead on the floor. Your palms should be flat on the floor under the shoulders with your elbows tucked in and touching the ribs. Inhale and begin to straighten your arms and arch your back so that your chest raises off the floor. Keep your hips and thighs on the ground but stretch as far as you comfortably can. Hold this position for up to 30 seconds and then lower yourself slowly to the floor. Repeat five times.
Benefits: this exercise is great for the abdominal muscles and it strengthens the upper body, including the back.
Bow pose – start with your body flat on the floor laying on your stomach with your legs stretched out behind you and your arms at your side. Bend your knees upward and bring them close to your backside then reach back and grab your ankles. Continue to breathe steadily as you hold this position for up to 30 seconds. Repeat five times.
Benefits: this pose works the core muscles and helps to tighten them. It also is a great exercise for stretching the back and spine. Many people consider this to be one of the more calming exercises.
Knees to chest – begin by lying flat on your back with your legs stretched out and heels together. Exhale gently and bend your knees slowly to move them toward the chest. Grab your legs below the knees and hug your knees into the body. Hold for one minute and repeat five times.
Benefits: This exercise helps the tightly abdominal muscles and stretch the lower back. It also speeds up the metabolism to remove belly fat.
Sun salutations – This is more than a single move, it is 12 individual moves done in order. You can follow it with this diagram.
Benefits: these help to wake you up and give you energy for the day. They have a detoxifying effect and help to move the digestive system along. It also tones and tightens the abdominal muscles as well as burning fat around the midsection.
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