Q: Which yoga exercise is effective for reducing belly fat? A Wilson, Cardiff
A: Yoga offers several effective exercises for reducing belly fat, with the Boat Pose (Navasana) being a highly recommended option. This yoga pose engages and strengthens the core muscles while aiding in burning excess fat around the abdominal area.
To perform the Boat Pose:
- Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
- Place your hands beside your hips, fingers pointing forward.
- Lift your legs off the ground, keeping them straight, and lean back slightly, balancing on your sit bones.
- Simultaneously, raise your feet off the floor, creating a V shape with your body.
- Keep your back straight and your chest open.
- Hold the pose for as long as you’re comfortable, breathing deeply
The Boat Pose not only helps tone the abdominal muscles but also enhances digestion and massages internal organs, aiding in the reduction of belly fat. Incorporate this pose into your regular yoga practice, along with a balanced diet and other healthy lifestyle choices, for optimal results.