How Yoga Can Help Flatten Your Stomach

Most people wanting to lose weight have the same problematic areas and among the most difficult to solve is the abdominal, stomach, abs area. Excess fat in these areas seem to be one of the toughest to reduce and flatten. With all the abs exercise devices out in the market today, various machines that promise to solve your stomach fat problems – are they really effective and worth all the dollars you will spend for them? Most of the time, these devices are not as effective as their makers claim them to be. The reason for this is that to correctly, effectively, and efficiently reduce fat in your abs, you need to know how this area of your body works. Fortunately, abs yoga may be of great help for these problem areas.

The stomach area has mostly two important parts that we need to learn about – the fat and the muscle parts. The difference between the two is simple: muscles are made up of fibers that contract to produce movement and provide postural support. Fat on the other hand are excess calories that are mostly stored on top of muscle tissues. Fat needs to be removed and muscles need to be tightened. Can it be done? Yes it can. With the proper diet, the right type of exercise, the right attitude and commitment, a flat stomach is attainable.

Abs yoga or yoga exercises that target the abs are a wonderful way to start lessening your flab while increasing muscle tone in the stomach area. Because yoga positions are able to target certain parts of your body, your stomach problems may be concentrated on if you know which yoga positions work best. And there are a lot, from beginners positions to more difficult and challenging ones. Start off easy and gradually move into the more complex ones.

Some of the more popular abs yoga positions that target the abdominal region are:  Dhanurasana (bow pose), Kakasana (crow pose), Surya Namaskar  ( sun salutations), Mayurasana (peacock pose),  Eka Pada Baka Dhyanasana (one legged crane meditative pose),  Sarvangasana (shoulder stand pose), Halasana (the plough), Chakrasana (the wheel), and Padahastasana (standing forward bend). These abs yoga positions are great for removing excess fat in the stomach region and for toning the abdominal area.

Together with a healthy diet, these abs yoga positions will surely help you in your quest to lessen those excess bulges in your stomach area. No need to buy those expensive abs products in the market, no need to shell out hundreds of dollars to help firm your muscles. All you really need is commitment and a positive attitude to get those 6-packs!

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