Yoga is a total workout, not just for the body but also for the mind. It is said that yoga doesn’t only help you to maintain you healthy, it’s a true spiritual practice that will bring peace to your soul. Although isn’t a dynamic sports routine, the results are exceptional – you know very well how yoga instructors look and how harmonious their bodies are, without being too weak or too muscular.
1. Fighter position with twist
To do this position, put your hands in the “prayer” position, then bend your left leg to 90 degrees, and hold the right leg straight.
Tense the abdominal muscles and turn the trunk to the left, bending over your bent leg and holding the straight elbow pressed on the outside of your knee. Turn your head up and stare at the ceiling. Stay in this position for 10 seconds then slowly return to the initial position and repeat with your right foot. Exercise should be done 3 times on each side.
2. The “boat”
Lye on your back with your legs and back straight and keep your hands around your body and your abdomen muscles tense.
Then raise both legs without bending them, lean on your back to form a 45-degree angle with your body. Raise your hands so they’re stretched beside your thighs. Stay in this position for 10 seconds and, as you get more trained, prolong the time to one minute. Although it seems easy, we guarantee that you’ll feel the tense muscles of your abdomen!
3. The “tree” position
Stand up and put weight on one leg. Raises the other foot and supports its sole on the other leg thigh.
Once you have reached your balance, put your hands in the prayer position and keep your abdominal muscles very tight to maintain balance. Hold in this position for 20 seconds then repeat the movement with the other foot.
4. The bridge with leg swing position
Lye on your back with your knees bent and soles on the floor. Lye your arms sideways with the palms on the floor for support.
Attach the abdominal muscles and push the trunk upwards, while pressing the heels in the floor.
Tense your abdominal muscles and push your trunk up, pressing at the same time your heels in the floor. Then raise one leg keeping it straight with the sole towards the ceiling. Then move your leg from one side to another. Repeat this movement 10 times then do the exercise with the other leg.
5. Sideboard with a raised arm
Tense your legs and lift your body off the floor so that you form a continuous line between your shoulders and ankles. Raise the left hand to the ceiling, turn your head towards it and breathe deeply for 60 seconds. Repeat the exercise on the other side.
If you try these loose yoga positions daily that don’t take more than 10-15 minutes of time, you’ll find that belly fat will disappear faster than other complicated exercises.
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