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I am a 35 year old mother of two---have gained more than 20 kgs during my pregnancies and its difficult to get off. Though I am trying with Yoga and cardio but my abdomen is the worse---my lower abdomen is not so protruded as much  is my upper abdomen--epigastric area---its disturbing---wonder if its some sorta bloating or what. I would be obliged if you could suggest me some yoga asanas to flatten my upper abdomen and get rid of the protruded area.Thank you.

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Hello Meher

If you want to do yoga for getting a better shape or weight loss, you have to do the following: -

~ Aim to lose weight gradually over a period of  say six months.

~ Eat healthy at all times. Yoga cannot reduce weight if you do not follow a low calorie healthy diet. I will suggest start a yoga practice while keeping to your normal diet. Start concentrating on diet after one month of yoga practice. Follow simple yogic diet. Healthy eating is the most important issue.
http://www.yoga-for-beginners-a-practical-guide.com/yoga-diet.html

~ First work out to make your body more fit and get more strength. Fitness is a key issue. Only through fitness you will be able to do more of asanas for weight loss.

~ Yoga is a holistic exercise and will make you to achieve ideal body weight if you practice yoga regularly and follow diet restrictions.

You can have a look at more ideas on weight loss with yoga.
http://www.yoga-for-beginners-a-practical-guide.com/yoga-for-weight-loss.html
http://www.yoga-for-beginners-a-practical-guide.com/yoga-exercise-for-weight-los

I would like to share this link about an effective method that aids weight loss in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise.
http://www.yoga-for-beginners-a-practical-guide.com/triphala-powder-for-sure-wei

Hope it helps. If you have any query do contact me.

Warm regards
Daljit

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I am a qualified yoga teacher. I would love to answer beginners questions about yoga. How to start pranayama or asanas? What are the essentials of a yoga practice? How to stay focused for yoga practice? How to avoid lifestyle diseases by adopting yoga? Health benefits of yoga.

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Practicing yoga for last 7 years. Conducts community yoga classes.

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Post Graduate in Chemistry, Qualified Chemistry teacher. Undergone yoga teachers training course.

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