International Yoga day

International Yoga Day: Yoga to Reduce Postpartum Belly Fat

As we all know that 21st June has been considered as International Yoga day. So, on this proud day, we are going to let you tell about some of the best yoga poses to lose the postpartum belly fat. This had been celebrated on the day to aware of the country about the benefits of the ancient Indian practice of Yoga for centuries.

Yoga is one of the best ways to stay healthy, fit and get a strong physical body. The postpartum weight gain is natural and but it should be loose according to time otherwise it will convert in severe illness lie obesity and thyroid.

We know that it becomes harder to manage the time after baby birth. A woman gets busy with many new responsibilities and stuck with many new problems such as sleepless nights, stress, continuous crying of baby, giving time for breastfeeding and so many other things. But in between all these things try to give time to you for at least half an hour a day. If you are suffering from belly fat then you must manage the time for some of the best yoga asanas to get back your flat tummy as like before.

Related: Effective Yoga Postures for Pregnant Women

Check out some of the yoga asanas to convert your tummy again to the attractive look:

  1. Tadasana

The Tadasana helps to improve your posture and also firms the abdomen and buttocks. This yoga pose also gives strength to thighs, knees, and ankles. This is also very helpful in relieving the pain at the back, hips, and the outer side of the legs.

Avoid it

The women who are suffering from low blood pressure, insomnia, and headache must not perform this pose.

  1. Surya Namaskar

The 12 yoga poses in one Surya Namaskar is very beneficial for the whole body. This yoga is also very effective for the internal parts of the body. When Surya Namaskar is done by facing the sun in the early morning can help to cure the Vitamin D deficiency.

Avoid It

The women who are suffering from menstruation problems after pregnancy should avoid it for some time. Apart from that, women who are suffering from spinal problems, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases must not perform this pose.


  1. Padahastasana

In this pose, the women have to bend downwards which results in compressing the abdomen by burning the extra fat. It also helps in improving the digestion. The wrist joint gets strong and it also helps in relieving the mental and physical exhaustion.

Avoid it

The women who are facing the spinal disc disorders should not perform this yoga pose. You can consult with a Yoga teacher to know for some other effective yoga pose that suits your body.

  1. Paschimottanasana

Along with toning the tummy and reducing belly fat, the Paschimottanasana is also beneficial in regulating the menstrual cycle which has been disordered after delivery. Apart from abdomen benefits, it is also useful in relieving stress and anxiety.

Avoid it

The C-section delivery women should avoid it or do it after your doctor allows. Apart from these the women suffering from spinal disc disorders, asthma and diarrhoea must stay away from this pose.

  1. Pavanamuktasana

The asana is very beneficial in reducing the belly fat after pregnancy. This also helps in curing many postpartum problems like gastric, indigestion and constipation. the continuous practice of these pose helps in strengthening the back and abdominal muscles. It also tones the legs and arms muscles.

Avoid it

People suffering from spinal problems, blood pressure, and heart issues must avoid doing Pavanamuktasana.

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  1. Naukasana

The most effective yoga asana in reducing belly fat is the naukasana. The posture of the asana is a boat like by stretching the body. This also helps in strengthening the abdominal muscles, arms, thighs, and shoulders. The naukasana also helps in improving the better digestive system.

Avoid it

The women suffering from blood pressure issues, heart problems, diarrhoea, headache, insomnia and during their periods should avoid doing this yoga asana.

  1. Ushtrasana

The Ushtrasana helps in strengthing the back muscles as well as it also treats the back pain. This asana is also helpful in improving body posture. Apart from reducing the belly fat it also treats fatigue and menstrual discomfort.

Avoid it

Women suffering from migraine, insomnia, heart-related ailments, lower back or neck injury, and high blood pressure must not perform this pose.

  1. Uttanpadasana

The belly fat goes out very easily with this yoga asana. This is also very beneficial in removing the flab around your waist and hips during pregnancy. Along with the extra fat of stomach, it also helps in curing acidity, constipation, blood circulation back pain and, improves the functioning of reproductive organs.

Avoid it

The women suffering from postpartum muscle pull and spinal problems must avoid this pose.

  1. Marjariasana

This yoga pose has a number of benefits for a healthy body. It not only helps in reducing belly fat but also gives strength to your body and flexibility to the spine. It also helps in relieving the lower back problem.

Avoid it

Women suffering from headaches and migraines should avoid these poses.

  1. Bhujangasana

The Bhujangasana is a good way of stretching the body which will help in reducing the belly fat. It also helps in strengthening the back muscles and also relieve in post-partum back pain. It also helps in improving the flexibility of the middle and upper back, the shoulders and the back.

Avoid it

The women who are suffering from the stretching pain of the abdomen, thighs and the back should avoid it.

  1. Dhanurasana

The Dhanurasana is the best yoga pose to flatten your tummy. It also helps in losing the fat of back, thighs, arms, chest and also improves the body posture. This pose makes the muscles strong.

Avoid it

The women who are suffering from high blood pressure, back problem or neck pain must avoid doing this yoga pose.

These all the yoga poses are beneficial to reduce the postpartum weight but it is strictly advised to all the ladies that consult with your doctor before starting any type of yoga or other workouts after your delivery. If the doctor allowed then only practice the different yoga pose.

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