Abdominal Weight Loss: Yoga Can Help You Lose the Gut!

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What most people might not be aware of is that yoga can actually help immensely for weight loss in the abdominal region. There are specific poses, that target excess weight in the abdomen. Couple that up with a customized diet and those seeking weight loss in that area will start to see some better results.

Let’s go over them, shall we?

Abdominal Weight Loss: Yoga Poses to Use

1. The Sun Salutations

These are a combination of poses that serve as a warm up-routine for a yoga session or class. They are very similar to the popular calisthenics exercise known as burpees. Due to the forward and backward bending motions, after performing a few of these on a daily basis, you are bound to notice a difference overall. You will begin to see some muscle definition and definitely a change in your abdominal area.

2. The Bow Pose

This simple pose involves laying flat on your belly and grabbing your ankles with both arms while simultaneously lifting your head up high and arching your back a little. When performed correctly, you should be resting on your abdomen. Needless to say, it is a pose commonly recommended to target that problem area as well as helps to prevent and correct chronic constipation…Nice!

3. The Peacock Pose

This is slightly more challenging. The objective is to balance your abdomen on your conjoined elbows while simultaneously raising your legs and head of the floor. Naturally, merely attempting it speeds up weight loss and helps to detoxify the visceral organs. The preparatory stage of this pose will still get you the results you are looking for until you can fully master this pose. So don’t worry.

4. The Abdominal Lift

This is not a pose, per se, but is a specific exercise that involves you exhaling your breath and pulling the diaphragm in while holding the breath out. This is a specific abdominal exercise for spiritual rejuvenation and detoxification.

Other Poses

Now there are other poses out there that can help you achieve the same goal. These poses include the shoulder-stand, the forward-bending pose, the spinal twist, and the wheel pose. Not only do they target that problem area, it also helps you to tone muscle and who doesn’t want muscle definition!

Do note that if you are female and pregnant or during your menstrual period, some of these poses might not be the best to execute.

Moreover, these poses also aid tremendously in detoxifying your body. I strongly recommend that you eat a healthy diet to help increase the effects of these poses. Other fantastic exercises for abdominal weight loss include intense aerobics, the use of the ab-wheel, basic sit-ups, windmills etc.

Empower yourself with these simple tips and yoga poses to achieve your goal for weight loss. Lose that gut starting today!


To yoga helping with abdominal weight loss,


Morgan Green

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