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How to get a flat belly with the Kumbhakasana

Kumbhakasana yoga

When we talk about losing weight and shaping up of the body then the top most priority is to get a flat belly. Desiring something is different from actually getting it. Belly fat is known as the stubborn fat as it takes longer time to fade away but nothing is impossible with yoga. You can try a simple, easy and most effective pose “the Kumbhakasana” or plank pose to tone up your trouble areas like arms, shoulders, belly, buttock and thighs. The whole exercise focuses on the core muscles by raising the glutes in air and holding it tightly which gives you flat and toned abs with consistent practice. Let’s see how you can do this.

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VARIATIONS

There are many variations of this exercise which gives you perfect abs and every variation works on different set of muscle groups. Here are some popular variations of plank pose.

Cross plank pose

Get into a plank position and cross one ankle on top of the other. Squeeze the thighs together to work on the quads and core muscles. Hold the position and repeat for the other side.

Half pushup pose

Take a plank pose but keep your forearm beside your chest region and upper arms parallel to the torso means elbows tucked to the sides.

Wide plank position

Take a plank position but place your feet wider than the hip width to also engage the inner leg muscles or adductors along with quads and glutes.

Side plank pose

Lie down your right side with straight legs and raise your upper body on your right forearm. Your body should form a diagonal line from head to toe and your knees and hips should be off the floor. Lift your left arm and leg in air and hold it for 3 breathes. Bring them down and relax. Switch the sides and repeat the steps.

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