15 Yoga Asanas That Will Give You a Flat Tummy

2018 is the time to start working on your hot summer body! Some people find gym workouts the best way to burn that extra belly fat. We at Bright Side believe that these 15 yoga asanas can easily become your new favorite training technique.

15.Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

How to perform:

  • Lie face down
  • Spread your arms on the floor
  • Stretch your legs back and slowly lift up your upper body
  • Make sure your pubis and toes form a straight line and touch the floor
  • Hold this position for 25-30 seconds

14.Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

How to perform:

  • Kneel on the floor
  • Arch your back
  • Touch and then hold your heels with your hands
  • Hold this pose for up to one minute

13.Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose)

How to perform:

  • Perform after the downward-facing dog pose
  • Shift to your left or right foot
  • Tilt your body accordingly either to the right or left side
  • Raise the opposite arm in the air
  • Hold this pose for 15-30 seconds
  • Return to the downward-facing dog pose

12.Paschimottana (Seated Foward Bend Pose)

How to perform:

  • Perform after Sukahasana or Padmasana (recommended)
  • Stretch your body towards your feet as you exhale
  • Hug your feet with your hands
  • Hold this position for up to one minute

11.Savasana (Corpse Pose)

This is a relaxation pose that should be performed every 30 minutes of your session. Despite its simple appearance, it is believed to be the most difficult pose. In order to do it correctly, you need to be able to fully relax your body.

10. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose)

This pose helps strengthen your abdominal core muscles.

How to perform:

  • Kneel into a praying position
  • Stand on one knee and bend it at 90-degree angle
  • Stretch the other leg and balance on your toes
  • Tilt your body to the side, you may face forward for better balance
  • Hold this pose for up to 30 seconds

9. Kumbhakasana (Plank Pose)

The plank pose is the most beloved by fitness trainers since it helps strengthen not only the arms and legs, but the abdominal muscles, as well.

How to perform:

  • Lie face down
  • Lift your body up onto straightened arms
  • Balance on your toes
  • Face forward or down
  • Hold for as long as you can, take a break and then repeat a few more times. Try to extend the time in this pose each day.

8. Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose)

The boat pose will surely work your abdominal muscles - as it cannot be performed correctly without engaing your abs.

How to perform:

  • Lie face down
  • Straighten and lift your legs
  • Lift your body slowly
  • Stretch your arms by forming the "sides" of the boat
  • Hold this pose for up to 60 seconds

7. Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana (One-Legged Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

The downward-facing dog pose can help you learn to balance your body and can also help strengthen your abs.

How to perform:

  • Get into the downward-facing dog pose
  • Straighten one leg and lift it up
  • Lower the straightened leg under your abs
  • Repeat this move for 10 times for each leg, then rest

6. Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

The tree pose is another balancing pose that strengthens your abdominal muscles. It is also good for meditation.

How to perform:

  • Stand up and put your right foot on the inside of your left hip
  • Put your arms into a praying position
  • Smile
  • Hold the pose for up to one minute

5. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

The bow pose may look easy to do, but it is the abs that do all the work, which is exactly what you need to strengthen them.

How to perform:

  • Lie face down
  • Lift up both your hands and feet
  • Hug your feet with your hands
  • Hold this pose for up to 30 seconds, gradually inreasing to 90 seconds

4. Bitilasana (Cow Pose)

Both the cow pose and the cat pose work on making your abs as hard as steel.

How to perform:

  • Kneel down on the mat
  • Straighten your arms and place your upper body weight on them
  • Bend your spine up for the cat pose
  • Push your spine down for the cow pose
  • Hold for to up to 30 seconds

3. Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Table Top Pose)

This is an active pose that makes the abs work harder to balance your body.

How to perform:

  • Sit on the floor with your feet flat and your knees bent
  • Put your arms slightly behind your back
  • Lift up your body so that your head and your knees form a straight line
  • Hold this pose for up to 30 seconds

2. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

The downward-facing dog pose is one of the Sun Salutation poses. It helps to both balance the body and work the abs.

How to perform:

  • Use your hands and legs to come onto the floor
  • Lift your bottom to form a 90-degree angle with your body
  • Hold this pose for up to 3 minutes

1.Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

This is a warm-up pose. Use it before you begin.

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