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Try these 10 easy yoga poses to blast away stubborn belly fat

5. Cobra Posture (Bhujang asana)

The cobra pose strengthens the spine and upper body — it proves to be a multi-muscle workout. An article published on Healthy Food House states that this pose is not recommended for people who suffer from a hernia or back injury or women who are pregnant.

How to do it:
Step 1: Start by lying stomach down on the mat.
Step 2: Stretch your legs away from your body as you pull your arms in under your shoulders
Step 3: Allow your toes and chin to touch the floor.
Step 4: Breathe in deep and slow as you thrust your body chest upward.
Step 5: Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds and slowly exhale.
Step 6: Rest for 15 seconds.
Step 7: Repeat 5 times with a break in between each pose.

6. Boat (Naukasana)
Similar to the bow pose, the boat pose offers a workout for the belly, back, arms, and legs.

How to do it:
Step 1: Start by lying on your back with your legs stretched and your arms at your side
Step 2: Breathe in deeply as you lift your chest upward and raise your feet off the floor.
Step 3: Keep your gaze forward to encourage alignment in your body.
Step 4: Hold this pose as you inhale and exhale 10 times.
Step 5: Repeat this pose 5 times with 15 seconds of rest in between.

7. Chair (Uthkatasana)
The chair pose is a focused pose that strengthens the spine, pulls in the abs, and supports the hips and thighs. An article on The Health Site warns that you should not do this pose if you have a back or knee injury and should be avoided if you suffer from chronic headaches or insomnia.

How to do it:
Step 1: Stand up straight with your hands in the Namaste position in front of you
Step 2: Bend your knees as if you were sitting in a chair
Step 3: Raise your hands above your head.
Step 4: Bend your torso inward as you go deeper into the position
Step 5: Breathe normally as you hold the position for as long as you can.

8. Bridge (Setubandhasana)
The bridge pose has a number of benefits including relief for stiff muscles, strengthening the hips and spine while also stretching the abdominal muscles to promote useful exercise. It has even been proven to help with high blood pressure, improve digestion and curb symptoms of menopause.

How to do it:
Step 1: Start by lying on your back.
Step 2: Exhale as you push off the floor with your feet.
Step 3: Raise your body so that your buttocks and back are off the floor, but your neck remains down.
Step 4: Push your hands down on the ground for additional support.
Step 5: Hold the position for as long as you can.

9. Warrior 1 (Veerbhadrasana 1)
Warrior one is a natural pose that gives your back a nice stretch as it strengthens your core, thighs, and buttocks. Not only does it help you reduce belly fat, but it is also a calming position that promotes clarity and peace.

How to do it:
Step 1: Begin in a standing position with your feet brought together and your hands to your side
Step 2: Extend your right leg forward as you extend your left leg backward similar to a lunge movement.
Step 3: Slightly turn your midsection so that you are facing your bent right knee.
Step 4: Give your body added support by slightly turning your left leg.
Step 5: Exhale and you raise your body up from your knees.
Step 6: Slowly stretch your arms upward as you bend your back to create a slight arch.
Step 7: Remain in this position for 15-30 seconds as you breathe normally
Step 8: Slowly break the pose by exhaling and straightening your right knee. Push off your right leg and allow yourself to come back gently into the original pose.
Step 9: Repeat for the opposite leg.

10. Warrior 2 (Veerbhadrasana 2)
Warrior 2 offers similar benefits as Warrior 1 and is best done in conjunction with the pose described above.

How to do it:
Step 1: Follow the same steps as above, but rather than raising your hands above your head, extend them outward from your torso
Step 2: Turn your head so that you face toward your right leg.
Step 3: Repeat for the left leg.

Try to include yoga into your regular workout routine. Don’t forget to share this with your friends!

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