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The 5-Minute Yoga Workout To Target 'Belly Bounce' Fat

Banish the "bounce" by adding this quick yoga flow to your routine.
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Struggling with stubborn "belly bounce" fat? You're not alone. Getting rid of abdominal fat is among the most common fitness goals I discuss with my clients. Incorporating yoga into your daily routine can be a powerful way to tone and strengthen your core while fostering a greater sense of overall well-being. This quick and effective 5-minute yoga workout to lose belly fat focuses on poses specifically designed to target and melt away the pesky "belly bounce" that's taking over your midsection.

Incorporate these yoga poses into your daily routine for a quick and effective 5-minute workout to engage your abdomen and get your belly back into shape. Remember to focus on proper form and breathing throughout each pose, and with consistency, you may experience a stronger, more toned core over time. As with any exercise routine, it's essential to listen to your body and modify poses as needed to suit your fitness level.

Read on to learn more about my best-recommended yoga workout to lose belly fat. And when you're done, don't miss People Swear by the '3-2-1' Method for a Slim Waist: 'Changed My Life'.

Boat Pose (Navasana)

boat pose exercise

Boat pose is a fundamental yoga posture that engages the entire core, helping to strengthen the abdominal muscles and stimulate digestion, which can contribute to the reduction of belly fat.

Sit on the mat with your legs extended. Lean back slightly, lifting your legs off the ground. Extend your arms forward parallel to the ground. Hold for 60 seconds, breathing deeply.

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Plank Pose with Knee-to-Elbow Tucks

This variation of the plank pose intensifies the engagement of the core muscles, focusing on the obliques and lower abdomen to target and tone the "belly bounce" area.

Start in a plank position with your wrists directly under your shoulders. Bring your right knee toward your right elbow. Return to plank position. Repeat on the left side. Continue for 60 seconds, maintaining a steady pace.

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Downward Dog with Knee-to-Nose

Downward dog with knee-to-nose is a dynamic pose that combines the benefits of an inversion with targeted abdominal engagement, helping to strengthen the core and burn calories.

Begin in the downward dog position, forming an inverted "V" shape. Inhale, and lift your right leg. Exhale, bringing your right knee toward your nose. Inhale, extending the leg back to downward dog. Repeat on the left side. Continue for 60 seconds, alternating legs.

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Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)

Warrior III

Warrior III challenges your balance and engages the core, particularly targeting the lower abdominal muscles, aiding in the reduction of belly fat and strengthening the entire midsection.

Start in a standing position. Hinge forward from your hips while lifting one leg straight behind you. Simultaneously extend your arms forward, parallel to the ground. Keep your body in a straight line. Hold for 30 seconds on each leg.

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Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

seated forward bend

This five-minute yoga workout to lose belly fat wraps up with a forward fold. The seated forward bend is a relaxing yet effective pose that stretches the entire back and engages the abdominal muscles, promoting digestion and helping to reduce belly fat.

Sit with your legs extended in front of you. Inhale, and lengthen your spine. Exhale, and hinge at the hips, reaching toward your toes. Hold for 60 seconds, breathing deeply.

Tyler Read, BSc, CPT
Tyler Read is a personal trainer and has been involved in health and fitness for the past 15 years. Read more about Tyler