Get rid of your belly fat with 8 effective breathing exercises

If you don’t know how to achieve a flat stomach without doing traditional exercises and abdominal exercises at a gym, you will be surprised to learn that breathing techniques can be equally effective at burning your belly fat.

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diaphragmatic breath

This deep breathing technique speeds up the metabolism and helps to burn the fat on the abdominal muscles.

  • Start by lying on your back on a mat.
  • If you are a beginner, place your hands on your stomach for better control of your breathing.
  • Inhale slowly through your nose so that your stomach expands under your hands.
  • Exhale through pursed lips so that your stomach falls under your hands.
  • Make sure your chest stays still. Start by doing this for 5-10 minutes.
  • You can then increase the time and do this exercise while sitting or standing.

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gastric vacuum

This exercise aims to strengthen your inner abdominal muscles.

  • Lie on your back on a mat with your knees bent and feet flat.
  • Slowly breathe in as much air as you can.
  • Start breathing in as much air as possible, bringing your stomach as close to your spine as possible.
  • Hold the pose for 15 to 20 seconds. Try to breathe normally while holding the pose.
  • Release the pose with a breath. You can repeat this exercise several times.
  • Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth while doing the exercise.

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skull glowing breath

This technique consists of alternating short explosive breaths and long passive breaths.

  • Sit on a mat on your knees or cross your legs.
  • Put your hands on your knees. Take a deep breath.
  • Then, with each inhale, take a series of strong short breaths, driving your navel towards your spine.
  • After a series of short breaths, feel your lungs automatically open for a long breath.
  • Do the exercise for 30 to 60 seconds.

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Alternate nostril breathing

  • Sit on your heels or with your legs crossed.
  • Make sure your spine is straight and your shoulders are relaxed.
  • Place your left hand on your left knee with your palm facing up.
  • Bring the tips of the thumb and forefinger to touch each other.
  • Place your index finger and middle fingers of your right hand on your forehead between your eyebrows.
  • Place your pinky and ring finger in your left nostril and your thumb in your right nostril.
  • Gently press your right nostril with your thumb and exhale through your left nostril.
  • Then inhale through the left nostril.
  • Press the left nostril with your ring finger and exhale through the right nostril.
  • Then inhale again through the right nostril.
  • These movements form a cycle of exercise. Do 5 to 10 loops.

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bellows breath

  • Sit on a mat with your spine and neck straight and your palms on your knees.
  • Relax your abdominal muscles and close your eyes.
  • Begin to inhale and exhale vigorously.
  • Make sure your breathing is deep, powerful and rhythmic.
  • Take about one second for each inhale and exhale.
  • Do the exercise for 5 minutes.

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buzzing bee breath

  • Sit on a mat with your legs crossed.
  • Make sure your shoulders are relaxed and your spine is straight.
  • Cover your ears with your thumbs.
  • Put your index fingers on your forehead, over your eyebrows.
  • Rest your ring and middle fingers over your closed eyes.
  • Inhale and exhale slowly with your mouth closed.
  • Make a humming sound as you exhale. Feel the vibrations of the sound with your fingers.
  • Take a few breaths and then place your hands on your knees.
  • You have now completed one cycle of the exercise.
  • Do 5 to 10 cycles of the exercise.

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deep breathing

  • Sit in a chair or on a cushion on the floor with your spine and neck straight.
  • Put your hands on your thighs or knees.
  • If you are sitting on the floor, cross your wrists. Close your eyes.
  • Breathe normally through your nose for about a minute. Relax your facial muscles.
  • Exhale slowly to a count of 4 and draw your navel towards your spine.
  • Breathe slowly. Make your inhale and exhale the same length.
  • Let go of all your thoughts and turn your attention to your breath.
  • Do the exercise for 5 to 10 minutes. If you are a beginner, you can also start with 3-5 minutes of deep breathing.

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abdominal lock

  • You can do this exercise standing up or on your knees on a mat.
  • Exhale fully, pressing into your chest and abdomen.
  • Take a false breath with your chest, locking your windpipe and preventing air from entering your lungs.
  • Relax your stomach. Hold your breath and try to breathe while keeping your stomach relaxed.
  • Your upper abdomen now forms a deep depression that runs under your rib cage.
  • Stop fake breathing and allow your chest and abdomen to drop and release.
  • As you breathe out, equalize the air pressure inside and outside your body with your chest and abdomen.
  • Do 3 to 5 cycles of the exercise.

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