We all want to workout in order to have the flat belly we’ve always wanted. If only it were that easy. True weight loss is a whole body approach, and that’s what Your Tea is all about. We want you to be healthy inside-and-out. However, that doesn’t mean we’re not interested in yoga moves to give us that extra boost.
We’ve found four yoga moves that will tone your abs, strengthen your back, and give you not only the flat belly but also the body you’ve always wanted.
- Chair Pose
The chair pose strengthens the muscles in your lower back, which is key to a flat belly. Start by standing on your yoga mat with your hands in Namaste in front of you. Now, bend at your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Raise your hands above your head and then bend your torso slightly forward while breathing. Try to stay in this position for at least 60 seconds.
- Vinyasa Flow
The vinyasa flow is perfect for your heart rate, your back, and your tummy. It’s made up of three poses and is an excellent workout. Start in the downward dog position, holding it for five breaths. Then, slowly lower your upper body using your arms. Then, once you are on the floor, lift your chest and hold for five breaths. Finally, breathe out and go into plank pose and hold for five breaths. Go back to downward facing dog and repeat five times.
- Boat Pose
The boat pose is a great pose to tone your abs, your legs, and your arms. Simply lie down flat on your yoga mat with your feet together and your arms beside your body. Then, breathe in as you lift your chest off the floor and your feet off the ground (ten-degree angle). Keep your arms straight and your fingers stretched toward your toes. Hold this “V” pose for five to ten breaths. Slowly exhale and go back to starting position. Repeat five times.
- Side Plank
The side plank is a great pose to strengthen the muscles of your arms, belly, and legs. Start in the plank position, and then, as you inhale, stack your right foot on top of your left foot. Now, use your left arm to raise your body up so that you’re sideways, and your left elbow is directly below your shoulder. Now, slowly move your right hand onto your hip. Hold for ten breaths. Return to starting position and repeat on the other side.