Due to our sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise, we tend to accumulate fat in the most unwanted area. Namely, the controversial thunder thighs. This makes me feel unattractive so I can imagine the struggle. But, worry no more! Here are a few basic poses in yoga to reduce them thighs effectively. Moreover, with a proper combination of diet and yoga, you will reduce the fat in these problem areas in no time.
1. Chair Pose
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Gently bend your knees;
Lower your buttocks as if you were to seat on an imaginary chair;
Inhale and extend your arms over your head;
Hold the pose for a few seconds;
Keep the flow of your breath going and then release.
2. Lord Of The Dance Pose
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Lift your right foot and swing it behind;
Keep your right leg parallel to the ground;
Bend your knee;
Reach your right arm to the right foot and stretch;
Then, stretch your left arm forward;
Look at your left fingers;
Hold the pose for a few seconds with deep breaths;
Exhale and repeat on the other side.
3. Seated Wide-Legged Forward Fold
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Sit down on the floor;
Stretch your legs as wide as you can;
Then, bring your palms to the center;
Bend your body and reach your head to the ground;
Breathe a few times, then slowly come back up and bring your feet together.
4. Garland Pose
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Squat on the floor;
Keep your feet together and your buttocks off the floor;
Lift your body on the balls of the feet;
Join your palms at the center;
Rest your elbows gently on the sides of the knees;
Push your knees with your elbows as wide as possible;
Hold the pose for at least three breaths and then release.
5. Locust Pose/Grasshopper Pose
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Lie on your abdomen;
Lift your legs off the mat, right from the hips;
Stretch your arms behind you;
Lift your chest off the floor;
Lift your chin up and set your gaze forward;
Hold the pose and breathe a few times before you release.
6. Dead Bug Pose
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Lie flat on your back;
Lift your legs off the floor;
Bend them at the knees;
Stretch your arms out;
Hold the arches of your feet;
Stretch your legs out using the support of your hands;
Keep the knees bent, but flex them while you are in the pose;
Hold the pose for a few seconds and then release.
7. Goddess Pumps
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From a standing position, place your feet about 4 feet apart;
Slightly pivot heels on and toes out;
Firm your thighs;
While inhaling, reach arms overhead;
Then exhale releasing arms to a cactus shape with elbows in line;
Keep your shoulders and lower arms parallel;
Gently draw tailbone down activating your core;
Keeping feet stable, begin to make tiny pulses with the knees;
Repeat 20 to 30 times then release arms and heel-toe feet together.