3 Yoga Poses For A Flatter Stomach

If there’s one thing that most (if not all) people want out of their workout sessions, it has got to be having a flat stomach. Many people will do everything to achieve it and the truth is, it’s not that easy. But hey, what you work hard for you appreciate, right?

The good news is yoga can help anyone make their stomach flatter. (Let’s be clear – if you want six-pack abs you’re going to have to stick to a tough diet and exercise plan.)

Here are three yoga poses that help shape a flatter stomach.

1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose): Do this by sitting with your legs crossed on the floor and making sure that your core works in keeping your back straight. While at it, the next step is to breathe in using your nose and to breathe out using your mouth. Maintain this position for about 5 minutes and try holding your breath for a few seconds before breathing out.

2. The Tree: The tree pose is intended to strengthen your abdominal core. Do this by standing up but only using one leg. Transfer the weight of your body to your left leg. Make sure that your right knee is drawn to your chest while your hand is grabbing your ankle, which is simultaneously pressing your thigh. The goal is to maintain a balanced body while in this position. Once you have found your centre, don’t forget to have your palms together, as if you are praying and have it right in front of your chest. Breathe in and breathe out and let go. Do this with the other leg as well.

3. Side Plank: This pose doesn’t only help in giving you a flatter stomach, but it will even stabilise your whole body, as you use only your arm and leg. The first step is to lie using the right side of your knees, making sure that they are straight enough to create a force that will contract the muscles in your abdominal area. Next is to have the right hand underneath the right shoulder. Now, for the fun part, start lifting your side hips from the floor and make sure that your whole side creates a straight line starting from your ankle all the way to your shoulders. Try flexing your feet while extending your left arm above your head. Take a deep breath while doing this exercise and hold this pose for 60 seconds. Do the same thing on the other side.

We encourage you to speak with one of our instructors about any goals you may have.

Never forget to warm up first. You’ll probably need to use these 3 poses for at least 3 weeks before you start to see results.