Whenever anyone says or gestures that they want to lose weight, most of the time, they point to their guts saying “I wanna lose all this!” Obviously, abdominal weight loss is a goal for many people.
However, what most people might not be aware of is that-of all exercises-Yoga actually can help immensely for weight loss in the abdominal region. There are specific poses, that target excess weight in the abdomen and coupled with a customized diet, those seeking abdominal weight loss would find success in using these yoga exercises.
Let’s go over them, shall we?
Abdominal Weight Loss: Yoga Poses to Use.
The Sun Salutations: These are a combination of poses that serve as a warm up-routine for a Yoga session or class. Due to the forward and backward bending motions involved, after performing a few to several rounds on a daily basis, you are bound to notice a marked loss of weight in you abdominal area and the added bonus of muscular tone.
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. When performed correctly, you should be resting on your abdomen. Needless to say, it is a pose commonly recommended for weight loss and the prevention and correction of chronic constipation.
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 abdominal weight loss and detoxification of the visceral organs and the preparatory stage could suffice as the actual execution of the pose till the mastery of it is achieved.
4. The Abdominal Lift: This is not really a pose, it’s actually 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 weight loss, spiritual rejuvenation and detoxification.
Check Other Yoga Sources
You can find information on other poses such as the shoulder-stand, the forward-bending pose, the spinal twist and the wheel pose that also target increase in muscular tone and weight loss in the abdominal regions, however from practice the 4 above will perhaps be the most effective.
It’s important to note that if you are pregnant and female or in your menstrual period, some of these poses might not be the best to execute.
Since these poses-besides helping with abdominal weight loss-aid tremendously with detoxifying, it is advised that one eats a healthy and proper diet to augment the actions of these poses.
Other fantastic exercises for abdominal weight loss include your intense Aerobics, the use of the ab-wheel, basic sit-ups, windmills etc
Be sure you have set your goals for your lifestyle change. Document your diet plan and your fitness plan and make sure your goals are clear to you. Are you working on weight loss? Is your goal to get rid of those cellulite pockets? Are you aiming for better overall health? Make sure you have set your goal (or goals) and are following your plan to achieve it.