Breathing is an involuntary process and we don’t need any extra effort in order to breathe, but in reality breathing simply is not enough in itself to sustain a healthy life, breathing correctly is vital to live longer, stay in a happy mood and keep away illnesses.
Different types of breathing can have great effects on the body such as relieving tension, detoxifying the body and even helping you lose weight. Yes, you can actually lose weight and inches around your belly, just by breathing!
Here are a few breathing exercises that help flatten your tummy:
1. Stomach Vacuum breathing
This breathing exercise makes you exhale all the air out of your lungs. It also helps you suck in your tummy to the maximum. This will help you to bring out your abs hidden under the layers of fat.
You need to start the exercise by placing your knees and hands on the ground. You back should stay curved in order to help build vacuum. Exhale completely and suck your belly in. Expand your lungs, like you are breathing but the air shouldn’t enter into it. You should pull in your stomach so that it touches your spine ( not literally, to the maximum extent). Hold this position for 10 seconds. Release your breath slowly and repeat the same method 10 times every day, to notice the best results.
2. Open Mouth breathing
Breathing with your mouth pressurizes the abdominal muscles, giving you a relaxed and refreshing experience and is a simple exercise to lose belly fat. In addition, it is also one of the functional face exercises for cheeks and chin toning. You can sit or stand or even lie down for this exercise. Open your mouth and breathe evenly and slowly through your mouth Inhale as you count silently up to 10. Your exhalation should take a longer time. So if you inhale for 2 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds. Do not force yourself too much, try to do as much as you can. Continue this three times, every day. If you are unable to inhale and exhale for a few seconds, you may be breathing fast. If you are standing, practice this exercise while sitting down.
3. Kneel Down breathing
This exercise will burn your calories rapidly and emphasizes your abdomen that makes it the perfect exercise to lose belly fat fast. Place a pillow on the ground and kneel down on it. This is to avoid any kind of injuries that may be caused to your knees. Sit back on your legs as you kneel. Relax your mind and close your eyes. Count to 10 and then begin to breathe. Exhale and count to 5, your stomach will feel empty. Hold this position for 2 seconds and then inhale. Repeat the same procedure 10 times every day.
4. Flying Stomach Lock
The flying stomach lock also called uddiyana bandha, is an advanced technique and one of the most functional ways to lose belly fat fast. But it can be practiced by experienced students of pranayama. Start off in a…