Yoga To Reduce Belly Fat
Alright you guys, I want to talk about yoga to reduce belly fat!
I don’t know about you but bathing suit season is always engaged for me. Not that I live in a place where I can wear a bathing suit all year round – I wish I did though! It’s more of a look good feel good mentality and the tummy area is the most fretted about part of my body.
I think this is the most insecure on my body and for a lot of other people that’s where they struggle with the most too. There are some great yoga poses that really engage the core that I am really excited to talk about.
To be honest though – all yoga requires the core engaged for the most part. Even when you sit up straight with good posture your core is engaged, which does lead to a reduction in belly fat.
So, if you’re thinking ‘will yoga help me lose weight?’ or ‘how can I lose weight doing yoga?’ I will be talking about how yoga helps you lose weight.
As you all know I love yoga and I love the strength and slimming that I have experienced by doing yoga frequently so I can’t wait to share my tips to help you out!
As always I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below, or if you have any questions!
Can Yoga Help Lose Weight?
So I bet you’re thinking, can yoga help me lose weight? I know that yoga really gets it reputation for being stretchy and building strength without so much in regard to weight loss.
Well let me tell you, yoga definitely helps and has some of the best way to get rid of belly fat.
I went to a class on Monday and the outside muscles over my ribs were sore. I could really only thing that it was the amount of chaturanga’s that I did but I went to hot yoga yesterday and did WAY more chaturanga’s and am not sore in the slightest.
I think it’s that temperature factor! I love hot yoga and if you are interested in reading more about it, check you my post – hot yoga, HOT YOGA.
Yoga helps to lose weight because instead of intense training you are required to hold poses. I know right, oooo holding poses but seriously they are very strength building. Some poses you will see everyone’s legs shaking because it’s challenging. You test your strength using your body weight and you burn those calories.
A lot of yoga practices also involve movement as well within the pose. This has changed from when I started doing yoga and it was very pose focused. Now with a lot of the poses there are sets of movement on each side.
Here are some examples of this:
- In table-top pose – raise the opposite arm to leg and move the elbow to touch the knee five times.
- In high lunge – With the arms raised push them behind you and bend over the front leg
- In downward dog – kick the leg up, bring it to the same side armpit, kick it up high and bring the knee to the opposite arm, kick it back up again and curl it into the center – trying to kiss your knee
And those are only a few examples of what happens in a yoga class.
Best Yoga To Lose Weight
I am sure that you know by now there are a couple different kinds of yoga. There is hatha, power, vinyasa (part of most practices), flow along with many others. I will be making a post later on this week to talk about all of them in more detail.
However, for today, there is a kind of yoga that helps you lose weight.
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I fully take advantage of yoga to reduce belly fat and power yoga works wonders for this.
Power yoga involves a lot of movement and strength. It’s like a regular yoga class but then add two energy drinks. This kind of class will really test your core strength and stability.
I would definitely recommend that you know what the cues and poses are called before attending this kind of class!
I will talk about the best exercises to get rid of belly fat below!
Yoga Exercises To Lose Weight
Alright, so the moment we have all been waiting for. We have talked about yoga that helps you lose weight (or why) now it’s time!
Yoga Poses To Lose Belly Fat.
There are many exercises to reduce belly fat but these are the yoga moves to lose weight.
Please tell me that you saw this coming! The chaturange sequence is so amazing not only for belly fat but for your arms as well – and maybe even glutes!
Chaturanga’s start in high plank (check to the belly being engaged), lower down all the way to the ground, or stop and hover right above. This is how my midsection got sore – I was talking about it earlier in the article.
Look at the photo attached. I really want to point out what tucking your elbows in and being stacked over your wrists looks like. This ‘flow’ is great for muscle building but there are a lot of things that can go wrong if you do it wrong. The image above should be your guide on how to do it right.
If you really want to go extreme – hang out down there for a little while and see how your body feels!
2. Side Plank and Regular Plank
When I first started doing yoga, the side plank was new to me and holy moly was I shakey.
Now I am able to really enjoy the side plank and I go for the extra challenge of lifting up my leg as well.
This is a great yoga pose to reduce belly fat and be sure to do it on BOTH sides. Unless you are trying to keep close track of your progress – then only do it on one side and in a couple months one side will be toned and the other will not 😉
3. Chair Pose
Chair pose isn’t just for the glutes, although it does benefit your buns too!
Chair pose really requires the core muscles to be active to properly do the pose. Once you have ‘seated’ in your chair, test yourself and go a little lower than lower while keeping your back straight.
- Always keep your core engaged – even when you are not doing yoga!
- You can check out Yoga Tips for Weightloss too! – Yoga Tips For Weightloss
My favourite go to for online yoga!
I hope I have been able to answer the question, “Will Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?” There are many types of yoga that helps you lose weight and different poses as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read about yoga to reduce belly fat. Please take with you the yoga that helps you lose weight tips!
As always, I would love to hear from you in the comment section below!