7 Best Yoga Poses for a Flat Stomach




The power of yoga is amazing, really! To get a flat belly, there is not one method but many. Combating that stubborn belly fat is something very challenging, isn’t it? Why don’t you embrace yoga to target the abs and sculpt the sexy midsection? Plus, yoga is stress relieving and improves body flexibility too. Without much ado, let’s dig deep in the yoga poses you can try at home for flat stomach:

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

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One of the best poses to lose belly fat! Not only does it help in losing weight but also puts good amount of pressure on the stomach so you can achieve flat stomach. If you have constipation issues, bow pose works extremely well as it accelerates digestion

How to Perform:

  • Simply lie flat on stomach keeping the arms at the sides with legs stretched.
  • Bend the knees upward and bring back the arms to hold your feet
  • Hold on and breathe normally
  • Exhale and return to the normal pose
  • Repeat for 7-8 times

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Lose Belly Fat ]




Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

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This yoga pose is brilliant keeping your abs firing. For flat stomach, adho mukha svanasana should definitely be tried.

How to Perform:

  • Extend left leg up to the ceiling with toes pointing.
  • Now shift the weight forward and lower the hips into a plank pose.
  • Make sure not to put your left toes down but bend the left knee into the chest so the abs are lifted into your spine during the whole movement.
  • Press the hips back up and extend the left leg behind you as you go back to the pose.
  • Repeat 10 times each with both the legs i.e. left and right.

[ Read: Yoga Poses for Weight Loss ]




Boat Pose (Naukasana)

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To work on the abdominal muscles, boat pose is superb. But you have to engage the abs in to achieve best results.

How to Perform:

  • Lie facing down, straighten and lift the legs
  • Lift the body gradually
  • Stretch your arms as if forming the sides of the boat and then hold the pose for at least 60 seconds

[ Read: Yoga Postures to Strengthen Abs ]




Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

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For spine and hip joints, the bridge pose is performed as it relieves spine pain and solves neck, palms, and arms disorders.

How to Perform:

  • Lie flat on the yoga mat with your feet flat
  • Exhale and push up
  • Raise the body up so the neck and head are flat on the mat and the body is in the air
  • For added support, use your hands to push down.

[ Read: Yoga Poses for Strengthening Core ]




Shoulder Stand Pose

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The stomach gets relieved of all the stress and the blood circulation shifts to the shoulder.

How to Perform:

  • 90 degrees pose to the ground is what we call shoulder stand.
  • The body weight rests on the top outer edges of the shoulders giving the neck a milder stretch.

[ Read: Yoga Poses For Toned Arms ]




Warrior Lunge Twist

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The abdominal area gets stabilized with this warrior lunge twist. Do it like this:

How to Perform:

  • Fold your hands into the prayer pose
  • Lunge forward with left leg and bend the knee about 90 degrees whilst keeping the back leg straight.
  • Now brace the abs in so they are tight to the spine and then rotate the upper body to the left.
  • By leaning over the left leg, keep the spine long and press the right elbow into the outside of left leg.
  • Look up towards the ceiling over the left shoulder while turning the head and hold the pose for 10 deep breaths.
  • Untwist and return to standing position.
  • Lastly, repeat on the other side for best results

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture ]




Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

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Camel pose can be performed:

  • Kneel down on the floor
  • Arch your back, touch and hold the heels using your hands
  • Next, hold the pose for up to 60 seconds

Take good diet and sufficient sleep!

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Written by: Manasa Hegde

Manasa Hegde is a writer for Beautyepic.com and Few other websites. She has been writing contents on fashion, Travelling, healthy Foods & Home DIY. Also, She is a mother of two little girls.Most of the time she spends on her family and profession.

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