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10 Effective Yoga Exercises to Get Toned Abs

Summary: Want to flaunt toned abs? Try these amazing yoga exercises to find your way to it.

With regular practice and determination, we can achieve any kind of fitness goal. But even after hard work, the abdomen area can sometimes make us lose all the motivation. Flat stomach, toned abs, and a sculpted belly is something most of us desire. Even though it is the hardest task to accomplish, but it is surely not impossible. Introduce Yoga into your life. Melt that stubborn belly fat away and get the toned abs you always wanted to flaunt.

Include these ten effective yoga poses in your daily regimen:

Vrikshasana

Vrikshasana yoga scheme Exercises to Get Toned Abs best for slim physical appearance

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  • Stand straight in Tadasana pose. Now slightly bend your left knee and place the sole of the left foot on the right inner thigh.
  • After assuming the position, balance the body on the left leg and breathe.
  • Now breathe in and raise your arms upward over the head and join them together in a prayer pose.
  • Set your gaze straight. Exhale and try to relax your body. Hold the pose for 30 seconds.
  • Release and repeat on the other side.

Kumbhakasana

Kumbhakasana Exercises to Get Toned Abs

  • Begin with being on your knees and hands. Keep the arms straight and hands aligned with the shoulders.
  • Now inhale and press your hands against the floor. Lift your knees and rest the lower body on your toes.
  • Form a straight line with your body. Breathe normally and hold the pose for a minute.
  • For practicing the half-plank, you need to lower your body down to the floor.

Purvottanasana

Best yoga pose for health and fitness and getting toned abs

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  • Begin with being in Dandasana position and place your hands behind the hips with fingertips pointed towards the feet.
  • Now bend your knees and place the feet flat on the floor. Exhale and gently lift your hips and straighten your arms.
  • Roll back your shoulders such that they get aligned with the hips. Now straighten your legs with the toes pointed outward.
  • Let your head hang in the air without straining your neck.
  • Hold the asana at least for 20 seconds.

Virabhadrasana 2

Virabhadrasana yoga for toned abs

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  • Assume Tadasana position with hands on the side and feet hip-width apart.
  • Now broaden up your legs 4-feet apart and then keep your right foot ahead of the left.
  • Now turn your right foot outward and bend the knees. This forms a 90-degree angle.
  • Next, move your left foot inward forming a 45-degree angle.
  • Align both your feet with each other, and with a deep breath, raise your hands up to the shoulder level.
  • As you breathe out, bend your upper body and move your left leg backward to form a 15-degree angle.
  • Hold the pose for a minute.
  • Release and repeat the same on the other side.

Setu Bandhasana

Get your abs toned with setu bandhasana yoga exercise

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  • Lie down flat on your back on the floor and keep your hands beside the body and feet hip-width apart.
  • Now bend your knees keeping your feet flat on the floor and make sure to align the knees and ankles.
  • Inhale and lift your back with the support of the hands. Let your chin touch the chest. Hold the pose for a minute.

Paschimottanasana

Paschimottanasana

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  • Assume Dandasana pose and keep your toes flexed towards you.
  • Now breathe in and raise your arms upward above the head. Breathe out and bend your torso forward folding at the hips.
  • Let your hands touch the toes and forehead touch the shin.  If you can’t touch your toes then just stretch the arm as far as they can reach.
  • Hold the pose for a minute.

Matsyasana

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  • Lie down flat on your back on the floor. Keep the legs together and hands placed beside the body.
  • Now slide your palms under the hips, facing downward, and place the elbows close to your waist.
  • Cross your legs and place your thighs flat on the floor. Hold the feet with your hands and let your elbows touch the floor.
  • Inhale and lift your chest upwards in a way that your head also lifts up and the crown touches the floor.
  • Maintain the weight on your elbows, not on the head. Hold the pose for a minute or two.

Naukasana

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  • Sit straight on the floor with legs stretched outwards and hands placed on the floor.
  • With a deep breath, slightly move your upper body backward, and as you exhale, lift your legs off the floor to form a 45-degree angle.
  • Your feet would be raised up to the eye level while the entire body weight rests on the hips.
  • Now lift your arms upward in front and parallel to the floor. You can also keep them beside the hips or place it under the knees for support.
  • Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.

Dhanurasana

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  • Lie down flat on your stomach on the floor with the arms placed aside the body. Keep your feet hip-width apart.
  • Now fold your knees and slightly pull back your legs. Move your hands back and hold your ankle.
  • Inhale and lift your chest keeping the gaze straight. Shift the body weight on the abdomen and hold the pose for 30 seconds.

Bakasana

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  • Begin with being in the Malasana position keeping the legs a bit wider than hip-width apart.
  • Now slightly bend your upper body forward and place your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart.
  • Slide your palms close to the feet and then lift your hips slightly. Come on your toes to balance the body on it.
  • Now shift the body weight on your arms and lift your feet off the floor. Bend the head and torso a little more.
  • Align your head and hips. Keep the legs folded and in the air. Hold the pose for a minute.

Complement these with Yogic diet to witness faster results.

 

Author Bio: Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training in India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

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