6 Best Fat Burning Yoga Exercises for Flat Stomach

Still on your quest for a flat tummy ever since? Have you tried yoga? If no, this post is definitely for you! And if yes, you’ve still got to see these simple and yoga exercises for flat stomach.

After adding weight, we may experience some fat dump in the midsection. That’s quite normal. Fat deposited in the stomach may be a little hard to burn, but it is still very possible to melt.

Just like adding some flesh anywhere on the body, a lot of similar factors also contribute to belly fat. An unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits, lack of exercise, and high-stress levels may cause a flabby tummy.

And to get rid of belly fat too, the routine seems to be a counteraction on the causes. Proper diet, combined with a good fitness routine, and reduced stress levels, can help you reduce belly fat to a large extent.



I’m sure you just read GOOD FITNESS ROUTINE. That is exactly where yoga comes in. The practice of yoga is one of the ways to shed overall body fat, tone excess stomach fat, and also gives you the maximum control of your body and mind like never before!

Let’s save the magic yoga does on body and soul for another post. Now we should focus on the best fat burning yoga exercises for flat stomach. Below is a list of the best pick of yoga style to give you that belly shape everyone would crush on.


6 Best Yoga Exercises for Flat Stomach


1. Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend)




The way you compress your tummy in this asana makes it completely easy to burn belly fat. Mounting some pressure against the abdominal walls as it is in this posture is an excellent way to work on belly fat.

How To Do

  • Stand in a straight position playing your hands on either side of the body and your feet together
  • Make the heels touching each other too
  • While maintaining an erect spine, breathe in deeply and raise your hands
  • While exhaling, bend forward, making your body is parallel to the floor.
  • Then, breathe in and out before bending forward completely, with your body falling away from the hips.
  • Without bending your knees, try to touch the toes, with palms straight on the floor
  • Hold your breath, tuck your tummy in, and hold the position for 60 to 90 seconds.
  • Exhale, leave your toes, and lift your body to come back to the standing pose.
  • Repeat the asana ten times, leaving an interval of 10 seconds between two repetitions.


2. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)


The Seated Forward Bend is also a tummy toning pose. Apart from helping you to achieve the tummy shape of your dream,  it also strengthens the hamstrings, thighs, as well as hips.

How To Do

  • Sit on the floor with your legs stretched forward in front of you
  • Keep your back straight and your spine erect
  • Breathe in deeply and stretch your hands above your head without bending your elbows
  • Exhale, and bend forward from your thighs.
  • Bring your hands down and try to hold your toes and pull them backward
  • Place your forehead on top of your knees.
  • Inhale again, tuck in your tummy, and try to keep that position for 60 seconds
  • To get out of the pose, exhale, raise your body and release your fingers from your toes as you get back into the sitting position.
  • Repeat the asana ten times


3. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)




The cobra pose is an excellent way to give your abdomen a good stretch. Added to the tummy fat-burning benefits of this pose, you can give your back muscles a stretch. Lie face down, get into the cobra pose, do it right, and do away with belly fat.

How To Do

  • Lie down on the mat with your chest facing down
  • Space out legs slightly and make your toes touch the floor
  • Place your hands on either side of the body making your palms face the floor
  • Inhale deeply and slowly lift your chest and head off the floor
  • Fix your gaze on the ceiling
  • Tuck in your pubis towards your navel and keep your buttocks firm
  • Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds while breathing normally.
  • Inhale deeply and lift your body from the waist upward, bending back as far as you can go
  • Stay in this posture for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • To release the posture, breathe out and slowly bring your chest, neck, and forehead down, coming to that to the prone position.
  • Stretch your arms slowly to the front.
  • Repeat this asana ten times


4. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)


This pose does a wonderful job of toning your tummy. Along with offering a good stretch to your abdomen, back, thighs, arms, as well as chest, this pose also helps in improving your posture.

How To Do

  • Lie down on the mat with your chest on the floor and legs together
  • Place your hands on either side of your body and palms facing the floor.
  • Breathe out and bend your knees upwards
  • Raise your head and curl backward
  • Take your hands back and reach for your ankles with your hands
  • Maintain your body balance resting on with your abdomen. Inhaling deeply, try to lift your knees higher.
  • Hold the posture for 15 to 30 seconds
  • Exhale and slowly relax, stretching out your body.
  • Repeat this asana ten times and relax for 15 seconds after each repetition.


5. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)


This pose always you to stretch completely backward, allowing a full stretch on the abdominal muscles too. The backward stretch that you experience as you touch your ankles in this pose helps in toning the abdominal muscles.

How To Do

  • Start with a kneeling position sitting on your heels
  • Slowly, lift your body from your knees and arch your back.
  • Bring your hands behind your body, and try to hold your ankles, one by one.
  • Lean your head backward and stretch backward, until you experience a full stretch in your belly.
  • Hold the posture for 20 to 30 seconds
  • To release, get back to the starting position
  • Repeat this asana five times and relax for 15 seconds after each repetition.


6. Naukasana (Boat Pose)

Imagine your body shaped like a boat! All for a sexy tummy, right? But trust me, doing the boat pose yoga asana is worth the pain for a flat stomach. The Boat pose is one of the most sought after yoga postures that will guarantee you a flatter belly with regular practice.

While holding the posture for more than a minute helps in contracting the abdominal muscles, the posture, when done in a boat-like movement, helps in toning your abs.

How To Do

  • Lie down on the yoga mat in the supine position
  • Stretch out your legs stretched out with toes facing the ceiling, and palms resting on either side of your body facing down.
  • Breathe in deeply
  • While exhaling, lift your  head, chest, and legs from the ground
  • Stretch out your arms so that they form a parallel line with your legs.
  • Try to keep your fingers in the same line as the toes and set your gaze on the toes
  • Stay in this position for 30 to 60 seconds
  • Inhale, and then exhaling deeply, slowly relax and come back to the supine position.
  • Repeat this asana five times and relax for 15 seconds after each repetition.




It is no false declaration that there are some yoga exercises for flat stomach. However, there are some facts you should keep at the back of your mind. A good and regular fitness routine is not the only long-lasting solution to belly fat; you have to complement your yoga effort with a healthy diet and an adequate lifestyle.

Boost your chances of losing belly fat faster just by adding in some of the yoga asanas in the post. And if there is any other yoga pose that has been effective for you, please share it with us in the comment box.

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