Yoga Poses to Lose Belly Fat, Stomach Reducing Exercise

Author: Randeep Singh / go to all articles on Yoga cure

Belly fat exercises

Abdominal fat, belly fat, or beer belly are the nomenclatures appended to the condition: where the excess fat deposits in the lower abdominal region.

In the fitness world, this is the most infamously talked about area of the body, because the size of the belly is considered directly proportional to the fitness level of a person. Belly fat exercises can keep the area rid of extra flab.  

How does one get fat deposited around the belly?

Belly fat is both, a cosmetic, and a health hazard. People with pot bellies are not considered pleasing to look at. Most of  reasons which contribute to the deposition of the adipose tissue around the belly are actually of  our own making, and are very much in our control.

Not monitoring the intake of sugar  in various forms after a certain age will show up at the belly. The most dangerous categories of sugars forming this list are refined sugar, sugar  in aerated drinks or soft drinks, Sweetened bakery products, and sugar consumed by way of tea and coffee. The higher the fructose level of the added sugar, greater would be its contribution to the increase in size of the belly.

The next culprit is the alcohol which is famous for inhibiting the process of burning the fat by the body. Additionally the sugars inherent in alcohol add to the girth of the waist. Trans fat is crucial to the survival of modern packaged food industry. Trans fat, famously responsible for inducing cardiac issues along with a plethora of other diseases, is made by adding hydrogen, prevents food from going stale for long, to otherwise naturally healthier fats. Thus consuming packaged food frequently may lead to a pot belly.

Low protein in diet is directly linked to overeating as it is unable to induce satiety. High levels of one of the hormones known as neuropeptide Y ( due to low protein diet) adds weight to the belly area.

Stress hormone cortisol, released in response to the exposure to any stress, is known to enhance accumulation of fat over the entire body, particularly in the stomach region. Diets which are low in fibre content also encourage overeating as they lack hunger hormone inhibiting properties. Food stuffed with more fibre content  help in reducing weight by inhibiting the process of calorie extraction from the ingested food.

Lack of adequate sleep, genetics and sedentary lifestyle are other contributors to the excess deposition of waist. 

Belly fat exercises

Which  Yoga poses can reduce Stomach fat?

The way yoga works , it can help reduce the belly fat in the most effective manner as it exercises multiple body systems simultaneously in order to achieve this. The yoga asanas regime for getting rid of the fat around the stomach is a combination of yoga poses which work locally on the affected area, abdomen, as well as the Yoga techniques which help balance the distribution of fat over the entire body.  

The asanas which work locally are the forward bending asanas which directly attack the belly fat, yoga asanas which work on the lateral muscles as well as the thighs and hips. Yoga techniques for stronger thighs, and the yoga processes which tone the hips are crucial as they help hold  the belly in position even when there are no fat deposits on it.  

Yoga pranayamas mentioned here help regulate the prana in the entire system of the body stabilising any excesses in case present in any area. this will indirectly reduce the chances of any extra fat deposition on the stomach area due to a malfunction in a different body system.

Click on the Yoga techniques mentioned below to separately open their details and practice the entire set of yoga techniques mentioned here for faster and long lasting results.  We keep informing our students on what is healthy eating? and how to eat for better health in all our Yoga classes and yoga Camps from time to time. 





Agnisara Kriya


Utthita Trikonasana

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