If you often wonder whether yoga exercises give your stomach area a workout, read on.

What is yoga? In simple terms, yoga is a type of mental, physical and spiritual discipline that originated in India. Yoga exercises are practised throughout the world and can help you to relieve stress, increase flexibility and give your body a workout at the same time. Many celebrities also include some form of yoga in their exercise routine.

Can you burn fat and calories doing yoga?

Incorporating some forms of yoga exercises into your exercise regime can be a useful way to expedite weight loss. Yoga can help you to burn fat and tone specific areas of the body as well.

Are you targeting a flatter stomach?

There are many exercises that can be done if you are trying to drop a few kilograms in the tummy area – a common area of the body where many women want to lose weight.

If you are targeting a flatter or better toned stomach area, consider performing one or more of the following yoga exercises: warrior lunge twist, sliding table, tree pose, camel hinge, rock and roll lotus and extended bridge twist.

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Although yoga exercises may make you burn fewer calories than other more intense workouts, they can help you to lose weight by making you become mindful about yourself and your body. This can help you make better health choices such as in choosing healthier foods to eat, etc.

See a yoga instructor

See a yoga instructor if you need assistance in performing any yoga postures or yoga exercises properly. You could even join a yoga class if there are any ones available close to you.

Take care not to overexert or strain yourself and always stop if you are experiencing any discomfort.

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