Have you listened to my interview with Dr. Marlene Siersema about her weight loss journey: how she lost 170 pounds at age 50, her way to flatten her tummy, her thoughts on weight loss surgery and plastic surgery afterwards, eating habits and recipes for her body, as well as tips on how to keep weight off?
Sometimes it is so difficult to get rid of belly fat to keep our tummy flat, isn’t it? Especially when we don’t need to lose weight but our belly needs to be firmer. To strengthen and firm our abs we can do crunches, but I hate them, don’t you?
That is why I would like to share with you this magic yoga asana stretch by Sara Ivanhoe, a yoga teacher, I found in Health.com Magazine.
Don’t forget to breathe while you are doing this yoga stretch. Breathing helps us detox our body, get more energy and relax which will help you sleep better and strengthen your immunity.
How-to: Start on your hands and knees, with your shoulders directly over your wrists and your hips directly over your knees.
Curl your toes under and extend your body to push-up position. Keeping your shoulders directly over your wrists, relax your head between your arms and bring your right knee toward your chest (try to touch it to your forehead).
Be sure to keep your hips low. Hold for 5-15 breaths. Return to starting position and repeat with your left knee. Do a total of 3 reps per side.
Breathe, smile and be happy.
© Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach Counselor and Radio Show Host