In today’s world, everyone wants to be fit and healthy and yoga is playing a great role in it. Yoga helps to improve flexibility of your body and aids in relieving stress. Regular practice of yoga has helped lots of people to get a toned and healthy body. Yoga is now considered to be more efficient to tone your abs.
Here Are Ten Top Yoga Exercises To Get Toned Abs:
Bidalsana is known to give your body flexibility and tone your muscles in leg, thighs and abs. It also help you fight back pain. To do this asana, get on knees on the floor. Now slowly flatten your back to be on all your fours just like a cat. Inhale deeply and arch your back. Exhale and return to the former postion. Rest and repeat it for five times a day.
This asana is very effective if you want your abs toned along with your chest muscles. It also tones your legs, calves, hips and thigh muscles. To do this asana, place the right foot at approximately at a 45 degree angle to the other foot. The angle may vary from person to person according to the convenience. Try to maintain the balance. Align both the feet in one line. Now, bent the left leg to 90 degree angle maintain a parallel line between the thigh and the floor. Raise your arms and join the palms in namskar position. Try to take your arms backwards to the possible extent. Your shoulder must be taken backwards while opening your chest. Now stretch your body as much as backwards. Come to the former position, take rest and then repeat.
Downward Dog Pose
Another yoga exercise to infuse strength to your abs. This asana helps almost every muscles in your belly. To do this exercise, get on your all fours. Place your hands on the knees. Now, keep your toes on the ground but raise your hips in the air. Stretch yourself till you can bear and hold yourself for 15-20 seconds. Rest and then repeat.
This asna also helps in toning your abs. To do it, lie on the floor. Bend your knees but keep in mid that your feet should touch the ground. Now, breath deeply and lift your pelvis upwards. Simultaneously, slide your hands to your buttocks and rest them on the hands. Tuck the forearms and elbows along your torso. Now lift the upper torso while you press the forearms and elbows to ground.
The peacock pose is known to tone both your upper and lower abs efficiently. To do this pose, keep your hands on the palm while the fingers remains backward. The ideal distance between the hands is 6 inches but you can adjust them according to your convenience. Now, bend your elbows and place your body on your arms. Keep it in mind that your elboes should reach your lower abdomen. Keep your upper arms parallel to the floor. Now lean forward your body weight. Extend your legs and keep them off ground.
Hand To Feet Pose
As the name suggest, this pose is known to tone everything between your hands and legs. To do this pose, stand erect. Keep your legs shoulder width apart. Now breathe deeply and raise your hands above the head. Keep the palms outwards. Now exhale slowly bend your head as well as neck while bend your torso at the waist. Now try to reach down without bending your knees. Try to touch your toes, exhale completely and hold the breath. Now try to pull your toes without bending your knees. Do the exercise three times at each leg and try to hold for a few seconds. Now inhale and rise to your standing position.
Seated Forward Bend Pose
Another good yoga exercise for your abs. To do it, sit sown and straighten your legs in front of you. Now place both of your palms on each of the knees. Now, with out bending your knees, bring your head and the upper torso forward to reach your toes. Inhale deeply and release the breath slowly. Keep in mind that your head should touch the knees and your elbows the floor. Release the breath completely and while holding it, try to be remain in the position for a few seconds. Inhale and return slowly to normal. Repeat three-four times.
This asana is great to tone your abs and maintain them. To do this asana, lie on your stomach. Relax yourself for a few breaths. Now take deep breaths and bend your legs slowly backwards. Catch the ankles with your hands just like strings on a bow. Your abdomen will hold all of your weight and only your pelvic and stomach will touch the floor. Hold for a few seconds with deep breaths. Exhale slowly and come to the normal position.
This asana resembles a chair and hence it is named as Chair pose. It helps to strengthen and tone your abs along with muscles of lower back, hip and chest. To do this asana, stand erect with folding your hands in namaskar position. Now bend your knees just like when you sit on a chair. Now put up your hands above the head. Incline your torso forward slightly and try to maintain the position for a few seconds. Keep your breaths normal. Now straighten your knees and come back to normal position.
One of the best exercises to tone your abs. It is also very useful for your hand and leg muscles. To do this asana, lie on your back first and keep your arms besides the torso. Now as you breathe, lift the upper torso off the floor. Lift your feet simultaneously, but keep your hands straight and stretched towards your feet. Keep your fingers, toes and eyes in the same line. Hold the pose for few seconds and then come back to normal position.
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