Flexibility exercises are really great! They will improve your blood circulation, reduce stress, improve your metabolism and even help you build muscle. Some yoga poses and stretching can really help you burn fat. The best thing about these exercises is that you can do them in the comfort of your own home!
Here are the best 10 stretches that will help you burn fat:
1. The cobra
Lay on your mat with arms stretched at your sides. The feet should be together. Lift your upper body upwards and lean your neck back. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
2. The warrior
Stand straight. Make a big step with your left leg towards the back of the mat. Rotate your left foot 45 degrees towards the mat’s center. Keep your back straight and bend your right foot 90 degrees. Your knee should be above your ankle. Reach your arms towards the ceiling and hold the position for 30 seconds. Switch legs and then repeat.
3. Seated twist
Sit on the floor. Stretch one leg in front of you and bent the other at the knee. Cross the bent leg over the other. Twist your torso towards the bent knee. Keep twisting and hold the position for 30 seconds.
4. The bridge
Lie down on your back. Stretch your arms at your sides and bend your knees at 90 degrees. Lift your body upwards slowly while pressing your upper back and shoulders to the floor. Hold the position for 15 seconds.
5. Side Lunge
Lunge left leg to the side until your knee gets bent 90 degrees. The right leg should be extended towards right side. Your right foot should never leave the floor. Lean your upper body forward slightly. Hold the position for 30 seconds and switch sides.
6. Inner thigh stretch
Sit on the floor with a straight back. Bring your feet together and drop your knees out to the sides. Slightly press your knees towards the floor with your forearms so you could feel a gentle stretch. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
7. Knee squeeze
Lie on your back. Bend both of your knees and hold them with your arms. Pull your knees towards your chest so you could feel a gentle stretch. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
8. The bow
Lie on your stomach. Stretch your arms back and up and bend your knees. Hold your ankles with your hands. The top of your shoulders should be away from your ears. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
9. Downward facing dog
Get on your knees and hands. Exhale and straighten your knees and arms. Press your heels towards the floor and head towards your feet. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
10. Tricep stretch
Stand with your feet apart and stretch your arms upwards. Bend the left elbow and hold it with your left hand. Pull the elbow towards your head gently. Hold the position for 20 seconds and switch arms.