YOGA! India’s best gift to the world. Nowadays with increasing problems, yoga has its solutions. In today’s world of fitness here are some yoga asanas to flatten your belly and tone it up.

1. Paschimottanasana (forward bend pose)

How to do-

  • Remain seated on the ground normally with your legs directing forwards.
  • Slowly inhale and raise your arms above your head directing up straight.
  • Now exhale and slowly bend forward towards your legs. Try to touch your head to your knees and hold your toes with your hands.
  • Maintain the posture as long as you can.

Benefits-

  • Reduce your belly fat.
  • Stretches your back muscles.
  • Makes your spine flexible.
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort.

2. Pawanmuktasana (knee-to-head pose)

How to do-

  • Lie straight on your back in a relaxed position.
  • Take a deep breath and fold your legs and bring your knees close to your chest.
  • Hug your knees and press your thighs on your abdomen.
  • Release the position and exhale.

Benefits-

  • Burns your belly fats.
  • Improves digestion, releases extra gas.
  • Strengthens your spine.
  • Massages your internal organs.

3. Hastapadasana (hand-to-foot pose)

How to do-

  • Stand erect and inhale while slowly raising your arms overhead.
  • Now exhale and slowly move your arms down and try to touch your feet or ground.
  • Now maintain this position until your breath normalizes.
  • Try taking deep breaths and maintain the position as long as you can.

Benefits-

  • Tones your stomach.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Stimulates the nervous system.
  • Strengthens your spine and make it flexible.

4. Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward-facing dog pose)

How to do-

  • Rest on your knees and palms facing downwards like a dog.
  • Now exhale and lift your hips up keeping your knees straight.
  • Keep your elbows straight and face downwards.
  • Maintain the posture as long as you can.

Benefits-

  • Strengthens your thigh and calf muscles.
  • Strengthens your arms.
  • Tones belly muscles.
  • Improves your blood flow in the upper body.

5. Naukasana (boat pose)

How to do-

  • Lie down straight on your back and breath slowly.
  • When you exhale slowly lift your chest and legs off the ground and hold your toes.
  • Make sure only your buttocks touch the ground and bear your body weight.
  • Maintain this posture as long as you can as it is difficult to do so.

Benefits-

  • Tones your belly muscles.
  • Stretches your spine.
  • Strengthens shoulders and thighs.
  • Improves the health of internal organs especially the liver.

6. Uttanpadasana (raised leg pose)

How to do-

  • Normally lie on your back with your palms touching the ground.
  • Along with your inhalation, slowly move your legs up in the air with an angle of 45-60 degrees from ground.
  • Do not lift your shoulders nor bend your knees.
  • Maintain this position along with your breath as long as possible.
  • Now slowly exhale and bring your legs to the ground.

Benefits-

  • Tones up your abdominal muscles.
  • Strengthens your spine.
  • Strengthens your hip muscles.
  • Strengthens your legs.

7. Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

How to do-

  • Lie on the floor facing downwards.
  • Keep your palms on the floor next to your shoulders.
  • Slowly lift up your upper body, inhale and stretch your back and let your toes touch the ground.
  • Make sure your pubis and your toes touch the floor and form a straight line.
  • Hold this position as long as you can.
  • Exhale and come back to your normal lying position.

Benefits-

  • Reduces your belly fat.
  • Tones your buttocks.
  • Stretches chest and shoulders.
  • Stretches your spine.

8. Dhanurasana (bow pose)

How to do-

  • Sleep lying on your stomach.
  • Fold your knees backward, hold your ankles with your hands, and look straight.
  • This position will exert pressure on your stomach.
  • Hold it as long as you can and try to normalize your breathing.

Benefits-

  • Flattens your belly.
  • Makes your spine flexible.
  • Improves your digestion.
  • Strengthens your back muscles.

9. Kumbhakasana (plank pose)

How to do-

  • Take the pushup position, i.e., lie on your stomach.
  • But maintain the pose by raising your chest on your palms in front of your shoulders.
  • Raise your lower body on your toes and maintain the plank position as long as you can.

Benefits-

  • Builds your belly muscles.
  • Reduces your belly fat.
  • Strengthens your back muscles.
  • Strengthens your thigh muscles.

10. Ustrasana (camel pose)

How to do-

  • Relax and stand on your knees.
  • Keep your knees and feet together and join them.
  • Lean backward slowly and be careful.
  • Push your hips in the forward direction.
  • Without straining yourself bend your head and spine backward and touch your sole.
  • Relax your muscles of the back and maintain the camel-like posture as long as you can.

Benefits-

  • Reduces belly fat. Reduces thigh fat.
  • Strengthens your spine and shoulders.
  • Improves your posture.
  • Improves respiration by opening the chest.