10 Stretches You Can Do at Home That Will Help You Burn Fat

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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
Yoga bhujangasana cobra pose by woman in white costume on green grass in the park around pine trees

Lay on your mat with arms stretched at your sides. Feet should be together. Lift your upper body upwards and lean your neck back. Hold the position for 30 seconds.

2. The warrior
Beautiful sporty fit yogini woman practices yoga asana Virabhadrasana 1 – warrior pose 1

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
Sporty beautiful young woman practicing yoga, sitting in Vakrasana, easy variation of Half lord of the fishes pose, Ardha Matsyendrasana, working out wearing black sportswear, studio, back view

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
Yoga Asana

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
Full-length photo of sporty woman with hair in ponytail stretching her body and doing side lunge exercises isolated over gray background

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
Young attractive sporty yogi woman practicing yoga concept, sitting in baddha konasana exercise, Butterfly pose, working out wearing sportswear bra and pants, full length, white loft studio background

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
Beauty mature woman practicing pilates at home

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
Vintage retro effect hipster style image of sporty fit woman doing yoga asana Adho mukha svanasana – downward facing dog – at tropical waterfall

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
Fitness woman is doing triceps stretching outdoors by a beach

tand 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.


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