Are you a couch potato?
A compulsive office worker?
Or generally, find yourself slouching?
Well, accommodating your body in such positions for a long period will gradually result in the accumulation of fat in your hips and thighs, and your body might lose it flexibility.
The good thing is, it’s not an impossible task to shed the excess fat off your legs and thighs. You can tone your thighs into attractive shape.
There various workouts programs that you can use to reduce the fat on your legs and thighs.
But we shall be discussing on our favorite, programs, yoga to reduce weight from hips and thighs.
We shall look at some of the yoga poses that you should include in your daily workout schedule for you to lose on the thigh fat.
Also known as the chair pose brace, this yoga pose will bring your hips and thighs in shape, by bringing the whole body weight to rest upon your legs.
Besides shaping your hips and thighs, this yoga pose is also instrumental in strengthening them.
Here is how to perform the Utkatasana:
Step 1: Stand straight while keeping your feet slightly apart
Step 2: Stretch your hands to the front, all while keeping your palms facing downward
Step 3: Slowly bend your knees to mimic as if you`re sitting on an imaginary chair
Step 4: While in this position, you can inhale and exhale slowly anywhere between 30 seconds to a full minute
Step 5: Repeat this asana 4-5 times a day, and hopefully, with time, your hips and thighs shall have lost the excessive fat.
2) Ananda Balasana (Happy Child Pose)
With this pose, it’s required that your tailbone as well as spine to remain in contact with the ground.
Here`s a step by step procedure of performing this pose:
Step 1: While lying on your back take a deep breath
Step 2: When exhaling, gently fold your knees and allow them to rest on your tummy
Step 3: When inhaling, hold both of your feet, while opening your legs so that they take a wider stance compared to the torso, before pushing them towards your armpits.
For those who cannot hold their feet while inhaling, you can use a belt or scarf to catch-fold them.
Step 4: Keep your ankles in the same path as your knees. Ideally, you should achieve a pose where your shin lies perpendicular to the yoga mat.
Step 5: On the fifth step, you`re required to shove your feet into your hands, and this should help in developing resistance.
Step 6: Maintain this pose for a half to full minute.
Step 7: Exhale slowly, while stretching out your legs.
When taking up this yoga pose, it`s always recommended that the pregnant women, or individuals suffering from neck, or knee injuries to support their neck with a pillow or folded blanket.
Besides allowing you to lose weight on your hips and thighs, the Ananda Balasana pose is also an awesome pose for relieving stress as well as fatigue.
The Natarajasana is yet another remarkable yoga pose that will help in stretching both the inner and outer thigh muscles as well as the hip muscles.
Alongside stretching the above muscles, this asana helps in strengthening the legs as it allows the entire weight of the body to lie on a single leg.
Why I love this pose is that it helps in stimulating almost every muscle in the legs and improves on the blood circulation as well.
How to perform Natarajasana:
Step 1: While standing straight, lift your right leg and bend in a backward motion
Step 2: While at this pose, try grabbing your right ankle with the right hand and stretch
Step 3: While still maintain this pose, stretch your left arm forward, while keeping the palms stretched out.
Step 4: Hold this pose for at least 30 seconds, before repeating the pose but now
with the left leg.
The Navasana is also known as the boat pose, and it`s an excellent pose that will tone your hips and thighs.
If you practice this pose regularly, you`re going to reap immense health benefits. Some of the health benefits include strengthening of your muscles, nerves, and bones.
This pose makes you balance your entire body on your butt, which helps in toning the hips and thighs.
Here`s how to do the Navasana pose:
Step 1: Lie on your back
Step 2: Raise both your upper and lower portions of your body, and make your body rest on your butt.
Step 3: Ensure your arms are stretched towards your feet
Step 4: Breathe deeply, and try holding onto this pose for a few seconds.
Hopefully, trying this pose for 3-4 times a day will deliver the results you need.