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Acquiring a flat tummy really is one of the most difficult tasks women experience. Always searching for the right and most effective exercise but never finding the right solution.
The first thing that may come to your mind when I mention exercise is going to the gym. Well, that’s an option. But if you’re someone who doesn’t really like going to the gym and you like the comfort of your own home more, I definitely recommend yoga!
Yoga has many poses specifically for building core strength. These are exactly what you need if you’re looking to get a flat tummy.
The best part about yoga is that you don’t necessarily need to go to a gym or yoga class. You can do everything from home!
Now you may be a bit nervous because many people view yoga as people folding into pretzels and doing unimaginably difficult poses. Well, don’t worry because there are a lot of different levels of yoga poses, a lot of which are perfect for beginners who are also trying to lose weight!
In this article, I will give you 5 SIMPLE BEGINNER yoga poses most effective in acquiring a flat tummy!
Put your hands shoulder-width apart under your shoulders. Put toes firmly on the ground and tighten your glutes in order to maintain stability. Focus on your core muscles and make sure your neck, spine, and butt are in line.
This pose can be difficult at first. So just focus on holding it for 30 seconds in the beginning and work your way up to a couple of minutes!
Lay on your back with your arms rested next to your hips, your knees bent, feet flat on the ground about shoulder-width apart.
By pressing your feet to the ground, begin raising your back from the ground. Maintain stability by leaning on your arms and feet.
Take deep breaths and hold for 30 seconds.
Begin with your knees bent, feet on the ground, and hands by your hips. Begin raising your feet slightly while leaning back a bit. Make sure to keep your spine straight.
Once you feel stable enough, raise your hands from the ground to the sides of your knees. If you’re not flexible enough to straighten your knees, you can bend them a bit.
Hold this pose for 30 seconds but try to go longer every time!
Many people only know and do the traditional plank. And unfortunately, the side plank goes overlooked. But this is actually a great yoga pose for strengthening your core muscles and moving towards a flat tummy!
Begin laying on your side leaning on your forearm which should be beneath your shoulder. By pressing down on your forearm, raise your hips until they are in line with the rest of your body.
Hold for about 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side.
Begin laying on your belly, arms straight in front of you. Begin raising your arms and legs slowly as high as you comfortably can.
Hold this pose for at least 30 seconds but each time, try going even longer.
So these were just a few yoga poses that I personally think are great for acquiring a flat tummy. What is great about them is that they are very simple and perfect for you if you’re a beginner. And while practicing them, try to go longer and longer with each pose!
What really pushed me to fall in love with yoga was seeing myself improve with each workout and knowing that I was actually achieving something, not just doing a meaningless workout!
But just 5 poses aren’t enough if you really want to lose weight and grow some muscles!
First of all, if you’re trying to lose weight, you need to know that no matter how much yoga you do, if you don’t follow a diet plan, you won’t reach any real results.
The main part of weight loss is nutrition. And the reason many people, unfortunately, fail in their weight loss journey is that they either exercise or follow a diet plan.
But only by combining exercise with nutrition will you really lose some weight!
So only once you’ve got the nutrition down and are following a proper weight loss diet can you begin using yoga for weight loss.
But like I said, you need more poses than just these 5 and a real yoga program if you’re a beginner.
I’m not saying you need to go to a yoga class to find out more about yoga. You can easily do this from home! All you need is a yoga mat, some motivation, and a yoga program!
Now, I’ve tried out many yoga programs over the years when I was trying to lose some weight. There really are hundreds of them out there. But the program I’ve found to be by far the best is the “Yoga Burn” program by Zoey Bray-Cotton.
This program is super easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand which is why it is perfect for you if you’re a beginner or an intermediate level.
But most importantly, the program is aimed specifically at women who are trying to lose weight. So you will lose weight more successfully with this program than you would at a general yoga class.
The “Yoga Burn” program is composed of 3 phases with different videos. That’s why it’s super easy to follow for beginners!
I’ve tried out this program myself and can say with certainty that by following it, you will not only succeed in weight loss and muscle gain, but you will fall in love with yoga itself and make it a complete lifestyle change!
And when I first started out with yoga, I knew close to nothing about it. But if the “Yoga Burn” program taught me so much about yoga that now I know so many different poses and techniques, I’m sure you will easily learn them, too!
Your final step towards a happier, healthier, and more relaxed you is starting yoga!