Dreamed of a flat belly? Well everyone is chasing and has been chased for it! It is a kind of obsession, which when and how took a place in our lives even we don’t realize and we start hard working to achieve it throughout.

However basics are very common, all you can do is join a gym? But is that easy with the hectic lifestyle and routines sometimes gyms become barrier towards our mental and physical health too. And there the point of yoga comes which soothes you all around.

Before a yoga praising, a toned stomach is an attractive agenda of everyone especially for women’s even for men’s too. So simply to help you achieve those fantasy waistline, we are going to reveal 10 Yoga Exercises to reduce Stubborn Belly Fat. However, you all must we now aware that how yoga is an important and a health beneficial practice that one can add up to their routine.

1) Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)

Surya Namaskar Yoga Steps

Nothing is better when it’s a beginning from Surya Namaskar, one of the famous postures which considered reducing your stubborn belly fat. It has breath-controlled poses which help to lead to overall body toning (especially stomach) and weight loss.

2) Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Remember the weight loss yoga list postures? Well yes, we are advising the ‘adho mukha svasnasana‘ which will help to reduce belly fat.

Steps to follow:

  1. Straightly onto the floor with the support of your hand and knees, while exhaling lift your knees away or upward from the floor.
  2. Pushing your top thighs back and let get stretched your heels onto or down towards the floor.
  3. In another way, we can more precisely recommend you this posture can be done with engaging the thigh muscles while rotating them inward, and do same with upper arms, press down this through your hands and heels and hold it.

3) Hand under foot Pose (Padahastasana)

Women Doing Padhastasana

Moving to another asana is Padahastasana. This asana exerts immense pressure on your belly fat thereby reducing it.

Steps to follow:

  1. To begin with this asana, first, inhale a deep breath.
  2. Now, slowly bend your body forward and state your hand under your respective foot.
  3. To keep in mind, while practicing this asana, your nose should touch the knees and hold the pose for a while.
  4. Even the first practice isn’t appropriate, don’t get panic, as stay at it as later you will get it after a few times of practicing.

4) Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Women Practicing Utkasana

The list signing to this without support chair pose, which will help to reduce belly fat.

Steps to follow:

  1. Start it with a stand on the floor position or else on the yoga mat.
  2. Now, bend both of your knees simultaneously.
  3. State or place your hands now in front or up with palms facing each other.
  4. This asana is the strongest one, also this asana works up your arm and leg muscles along with simulating your heart.

5) Seated Forward bend pose (Paschimottanasana)

This asana is also a good contribution to curing diabetes as well. But this yoga move will also help you in reducing your belly fat.

Steps to follow:

  • To start with this, please sit up with our back straight and toes pointing outwards.
  • Raise your hands over the head the stretch and breathe in during this step.
  • While exhaling, start to move deeper into forwarding fold, and keep in mind to don’t let your feet or knees turn out.
  • Please assure during this asana while breathing out, keep the navel close to your knees.

6) Gas-releasing Pose (Pawanmuktasana)

Practicing Pawanmuktasana

The next effective exercise you can add to reduce your belly fat and also for proper digesting and good count for asthma patients as well is Pawanmuktasana.

Steps to Follow:

  1. Lie down flat on a yoga mat, and keep the legs and arms extended along the floor.
  2. While you exhale, state your right and left knee towards the chest and curl your hands around.
  3. Now, keeping the right knee in the position, release the left knee and start to stretch the leg back to the floor.
  4. Repeatedly, again you may pull both the knees towards the chest and while holding the left knee, straighten the right leg.
  5. Lastly, bring both the knees to the chest level and slowly extend both the legs back to the ground.

7) Boat Pose (Naukasana)

This asana is famous for core strength, as helps in toning the abdominal muscles while strengthening the low back. As the name of this asana comes from the Sanskrit word “Nava” (boat) and “asana” (pose). It actually allows our body takes the shape of a boat.

Steps to Follow:

  1. Lay down on your yoga mat with flat posture, with your feet together and arms on the sides.
  2. Keep the arms straight and fingers outstretched towards your toes.
  3. To begin with, start inhaling as you when you exhale, lift your chest and feet off the ground, and stretching both arms towards your feet.

8) Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Detailed Bow Pose

This multi-healer yoga asana will also help to reduce belly fat. To practice this posture all you need to do is follow the below steps.

Steps to Follow:

  1. Lay down your stomach on a yoga mat, and move your hands towards the ankles to hold them.
  2. Now, slowly lift your chest and thighs away from the floor, and stating your chest forward and the back of your thighs towards the sky.
  3. This will strengthen your back muscles; however it is quite an intense exercise, so if you have a back injury kindly do it under proper guideline.

9) Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Another belly fat reducer posture you may implement to your routine is bridge pose.

 Steps to Follow:

  1. To begin with this asana, you may lay down on the mat with the support of back on the floor.
  2. Draw your feet inwards towards hips.
  3. Make sure to keep the feet and knees in the line with the hips.
  4. Now, with keeping arms by your side of the body, press the palms into the floor.
  5. v) On, another lift your hips up towards the sky, and try to put your palms on the lower back for support, which might be difficult.

10) Camel Pose (Ustrasna)

Detailed Camel Pose by an Instructor

The next posture needs bit strength to do and will help you to aid your stubborn belly fat.

Steps to Follow:

  1. To practice this asana, stand up on your knees support and bend backward.
  2. Now, hold your right heel with your right hand.
  3. Repeat this same with another side hand as well.
  4. Now, with support from both your heels, stretch your stomach and abdomen.


This analysis will help you throughout in a journey of fulfilling the dream of a flat belly, which is, unfortunately, has become an improper with an erroneous lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, no exercising, and high-stress levels. A flabby belly isn’t at a wish for anyone, moreover to lead and getting into shape could be achieved by executing a proper diet, combined with a good fitness routine especially with a yoga practice.

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Jaya Chopra

Jaya Chopra

She is a Nutritionist with more than 5 years of professional content writing experience in the field of nutrition. She loves to share the knowledge and ideas through the effective way of blogs and article. She is a post-graduate student, a qualified Yoga & Diabetes Educator and pursuing diploma in food safety & quality management as well.