Yoga is a very beneficial exercise for developing and maintaining the overall fitness of our body. It helps to bring flexibility and strength in every organ of the human structure with proper asanas (poses). Since it is necessary to keep the muscles toned and strong for obtaining great fitness, many people are utilising Yoga poses for strong abs.
Along with mental fitness and stability, individuals can create a sense of muscle development for improving their physique. And with other muscular organs, abs is also necessary for toning up the form of the body. Here are some beneficial Yoga poses for abs which will also help to grow physical stamina.
This asana is same as the plank pose but here you need to lay down on your palms and not forearms. You need to develop a good body balance on toes and palms. The structure of your body must be aligned in a way that palms must be beneath the shoulders and head making a consistent alignment with toes.
- Adho Mukha Svanasana
In order to do this asana, you need to create an inverted V-shaped structure with your body. While keeping your elbows and knees straight, extend your lower back upwards. Keep the position stable and touch your chin with your chest by moving your head inwards. Make sure to do this pose for 90 to 120 seconds.
- Setu Bandhasana
This asana is much like Bridge Pose, in which you need to keep lower-back grounded with face upwards and arms sideways. Bend both the knees in a way that they stay on the ground and help you to push your lower back upwards. Make sure to stretch upwards as high as possible to get the best effects. You can use arms behind your lifted back to balance the pose.
- Paripurna Navasana
The asana is same as Boat Pose. It requires sitting on the floor with legs fully stretched in front of you, arms placed along the sides with fingers pointing towards feet. The asana is divided into two sessions:
In first you need to bend your upper-back backward as per your limits while maintaining the balance of the body and in the second you need to lift the legs upwards while keeping them straight. In order to get the best results, hold the position in both sessions for 8-10 seconds. Try to do this regularly for 2 minutes (with/without breaks).
To do this asana, lay down straight on the ground with face upwards. Without bending the knees, put one leg on other in a way that one crosses other from the middle. Make sure your arms are straight and palms under the lower back. Try to raise your head and chest together and try to hold the position as long as you can. You can use elbows for better body balance and effective results of the pose. Make sure to do this exercise for around 2 minutes.
Every asana mentioned above has its own capability to shape your fat belly into well-shaped abs. So, get started with these essential activities and make Yoga for abs as a beneficial fitness asset for your physique.