Sexy Abs? 5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen & Tone Your Abdomen

You really don’t need a gym membership to tone your abdomen. What you need is a yoga mat, a bottle of water, a disoriented abdomen, and a little determination juice to work those abs out.

All ready? Choose a silent room, after all its yoga mate! Drink half a glass of water and start with your first yoga pose. Complete these 5 yoga poses as instructed every day for two weeks to welcome a sexy abdomen.

1. Bhujangasana or cobra pose

Known as a cobra pose, the Bhujanagasana is one of the best yoga poses to work out your abdominal muscles. If you are aiming for a flat belly or a belly pooch is giving you a hard time, do this pose at least once a day.

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How to do it?

  1. Lie face down on a yoga mat.
  2. Put your hands under your shoulders and stretch your elbows.
  3. Slide your body up using the top of your feet.
  4. Press your pelvis to the floor to curl your trunk and head.
  5. Hold this position for 5 seconds and come back to the initial position.
  6. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

2. Kumbhakasana or Plank pose

Translates to ‘holding the breath’, the table pose is one of the yoga poses that strain a large number of muscle groups. The major muscle groups include shoulders, arms, torso, and legs.

How to do it?

  1. Lie face-down on the yoga mat.
  2. Lift your body by stretching your arms to stand on your toes. Slide your feet forward to shift the weight only on your toes and palms. The rest of your body should be flat.
  3. Next, inhale and hold the breath for up to 10 seconds. If holding breath is difficult for you, breathe slowly and hold the position as long as you are comfortable.
  4. Complete the circuit by bringing down your knees to the floor.
  5. Repeat this at least 5 times.

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3. Navasana Paripurna or boat pose

Navasana is attributed to balancing and shaping your entire core. A crunch can work your abs but, the boat pose? It stresses more muscle groups than any other single pose.

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How to do it? 

  1. Keeping a good straight posture upper body, bend your knees and place your feet on the floor.
  2. Now, roll your shoulders back, and keep leaning back until you feel like you are going to topple.
  3. Keeping your back strong and sturdy, lift your legs slowly off the mat as you inhale. You can support lifting your legs by placing your hand under the thighs.
  4. Release your arms, stretch them, and make sure your legs and arms in the same plane.
  5. Maintaining the current position, inhale and hold your breath for 3 seconds. Release your breath, inhale again and hold for another 3 seconds. Repeat this 3-4 times.
  6. Slowly drop your legs and lean forward to come back to the initial position.
  7. If you are full of energy, do 5 reps otherwise 3 should be enough for the day.

4. Ustrasana or camel pose

Known in Sanskrit as ustrasana, the camel pose is another great yoga pose to work out your abdominal muscles. If done with consistency, the pose can potentially strengthen and tone your entire abs.

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How to do it?

  1. To start with, sit on your knees on your yoga mat with your back straight. If you have sensitive knees it’s a good idea to place a blanket over the mat.
  2. With your knees at the width of the buttocks, support yourself with your toes, without pressing the top of the foot against the mat.
  3. Stretch your arms forward parallel to the cushion and throw your body back.
  4. Keep your arms horizontal and tighten your stomach.
  5. Hold this position for 10 seconds, return to your original position and do 3-6 repetitions.

5. Dhanurasana or spring pose

Thanks to the spring pose, both your abdominal muscles and the lumbar muscles be stressed for good. Besides all other benefits, this pose is great to relieve back pain.

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How to do it?

  1. To start with, lie face down on the yoga mat.
  2. Now, raise your feet and stretch your arms back and grasp your ankles.
  3. Keeping a strong grip, pull your geet forward and tighten the abdominal muscles.
  4. Hold the pose for 5 or 10 seconds and release.
  5. 8 reps should be good enough for the day.

Know that you know all the great yoga poses and belly fat workouts to get your abs toned, keep your spirit high, stay determined, work out, and get those sexy abs instead of dreaming and wishing for them.

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