Burn away belly fat with this yoga asana

Burn away belly fat with this yoga asana

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : March 10, 2015 5:01 PM IST

Also known as the chair pose this aasana literally has you positioned as if you are sitting on a chair. This asana helps strengthen the muscles of the lower back, exercises the muscles of the spine, hips and chest. Uthkatasana requires concentration and focus on the muscles being used therefore this asana is known to improve your concentration as well. And, if you want to simply melt away belly fat, tone your thighs and get shapely buttocks, this asana is for you. Here is another yoga asana for weight loss.

chair pose or utkatasanaSteps to do this pose: Stand straight on your yoga mat with your hands in namaste in front of you. Now, bend at the knee such that your thighs are parallel to the floor -- as if you are sitting on a chair. Next, raise your hands above your head (you can keep your hands together or separate) . Bend your torso slightly forward and breathe. Stay in this position for as long as you can. Try sinking deeper into the position if you can. Remember to breathe normally. To get out of the pose, simply straighten your knees and bring your hands down to your chest.

Tip: Do not do this pose if you have a knee or back injury. It should be avoided if you suffer from insomnia or bouts of frequent headaches. You can practice this asana when you have your periods, but be sure not to put too much pressure on your lower back. Try konasana for strengthening lower back back. Also try eka pada rajakapotasan to become flexible.

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