Can yoga reduce belly fat?

January 13, 2023 |

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Staying fit is essential for every human being. Regular exercising is one of the most effective ways to stay fit. However, exercising doesn’t only imply sessions at any gym. Instead, yoga can be a more effective process of exercising. You will always notice the big celebrities in Bollywood promoting yoga to achieve the desired physical appearance.

If you feel that it’s time to get rid of those extra love handles in the belly, join our yoga classes in Bangalore at Sri Krishna Wellness Yoga & Cultural Centre. Unfortunately, many of you still don’t believe that it’s possible to reduce belly fat with regular yoga practice.

Yoga: The oldest tradition to lose weight

It’s surprising to find out that most people nowadays come to know about the advantages of yoga only after watching the moves of the top actresses in B-town. Once you see the washboard abs of these social figures, you will feel envious.

Forget the envy and concentrate on how you can flaunt a similar figure without spending thousands at the gym or buying personal fitness equipment. If eliminating belly fat is the sole purpose, then also yoga sessions will be highly helpful.

Yoga for reducing belly fat

Here comes the most awaited news- it’s possible to get rid of a huge belly by practicing yoga. The real surprise is that yoga can get rid of belly fat in ways that you can never anticipate.

  • Stress is always a significant reason for weight gain.
  • The stress hormone cortisol can directly enhance the data storage process, leading to undue weight gain, when you are under stress.
  • Cortisol plays an active role in relocating the fat cells deeper inside the abdomen as visceral fat.
  • Such belly fat is not only visually unpleasant but also detrimental to your physical health.

Practicing yoga is an effective way of stress management. Yoga teaches you to manage stress levels, focus on self-care, and maintain a healthy eat-sleep balance in life. The cumulative effect will reduce cortisol levels, leading to weight loss and a considerable reduction in belly fat.

A gradual process

Yoga is not a process that will yield the outcome overnight. It will take time to witness the changes. So, it’s safe to say that yoga is a process of slowly reducing belly fat and attaining a slimmer appearance in a few months.

But you will start noticing the effect right after a few sessions. Bea a part of our yoga classes at the yoga studio in Bangalore and find out how the belly will start looking flatter after a few sessions.

But then, yoga is not for you if you expect spot reduction. Although the visible changes will appear soon after joining the classes, it will take some time before you find a notable reduction in waist size.

According to reputed health researchers, yoga can change your outlook on the body. If you start practicing yoga, you become more aware of your body. You start taking care of yourself, which is another good sign for a healthy life.

Yoga postures that reduce belly fat

Once you mention to us the reason for joining the yoga classes, we will set the course of yoga likewise. For instance, if belly fat reduction is the sole reason why you are here with us, we are going to teach you some of the poses that are effective in belly reduction.

#1. Bhujangasana

This is the cobra pose that will offer a good stretch to the abdomen. With regular practice of this asana, you can strengthen the back muscles too, apart from abdomen muscle toning. This pose is ideal for postpartum back pain too.

#2. Naukasana

“Nauka” refers to boats. And “asana” refers to posture. Naturally, this yoga is all about making a boat-like posture with your body. This is true, one of the most powerful postures in yoga will reduce belly fat.

The asana will engage your body from the neck right up to the thighs. in the process,

  • the core muscles will also get stronger
  • blood circulation increases
  • aids in better digestion

so, this yoga post will be beneficial in multiple ways.

#3. Kumbhakasana

This is yet another yoga pose that we teach at online yoga classes for reducing belly fat. This is also called the plank pose. If you can perform this yoga regularly, you will notice improvements like

  • weight loss
  • reduction in back pain
  • strengthening the core muscles
  • better body balance
  • higher flexibility level

Thus, asana can go a long way in improving the overall health of the body.

Achieve the perfect figure

We, at Sri Krishna Wellness Yoga & Cultural Centre, believe that there is nothing in this world that you can’t achieve. So, weight loss or belly fat reduction are things that you can achieve through a little commitment toward self-care.

Join us for better physical health.

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Ms. Mimi Partha Sarathy

Founder, Managing Trustee and Sr. Yoga Teacher Sri Krishna Wellness Yoga Centre

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India