12 Yoga Exercises to Get Your Thighs and Hips in Shape
Gaining weight for a woman is great deal but it is seen that women suffers from obesity due to some reasons. But do you know there are also many foods that can help you to reduce extra weight? Actually women gain extra fats in some particular parts of their body. The most common regions are waist, thighs and hips. Actually it becomes very uncomfortable if these regions get extra fat and it also looks very awkward. In such case if you are a woman and really interested in burning your fats and give your figure a good shape then try out some yoga exercises. Daily Yoga exercise is the best way to keep your body fit and in a good shape. Try out the exercises below to keep your thighs and hips in a good shape.
Yoga Exercises to Get Your Thighs and Hips in Shape:
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Position): Lie down your body flat on a floor. Keep your both hands by your side facing the floor. Now slowly lift your hips upward keeping the body support on both hands and feet. Hold for sometime in this position and again lie down. Try this for 10 times.
Ananda Balasana (Standing Hand to Toe): Lie down on a floor. Raise your legs upward and hold the toe with your hands. Continue the same process for about 15 times. If you are pregnant then avoid this asana as it can be harmful for your pregnancy period.
Utkatasana: Stand straight with your body and raise your hands straight upward. Now slowly bend your knees and again go to straight position. This is a very useful exercise for your thighs but it puts a lot of strain in the thigh muscles. So at first you may get some pain in the muscles. But slowly it will be normal.
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana: This exercise is very beneficial for both hips and thighs. Stand straight and lift your right leg upward and hold the toe fingers by your right hand. Hold the position. Then repeat it with the left leg and hand. Continue this for 10 times with both the feet.
Baddha Konasana (Cobblers Pose): This is a very common exercise. Sit straight on the floor by folding your legs and join the left and right toes together. Keep your both hands together and hold the two toes firmly. Try to stay in this position for 5 minutes.
Locust Pose: Lie upside down on the floor. Place the two hands by your side facing your palms towards ceiling. Now slowly take long breath and lift your feet and upper torso in the air and keep the whole support on your belly. It is a good exercise for your hips.
Shalabhasana: Again, lie upside down on the floor by keeping the both hands by the side facing your palm on the ground. Now lift your two legs in the air in a height you can stretch up to. Hold this position for some seconds and again return to the normal pose. Repeat this exercise for 8-10 times.
Deep Squats: Stand straight and fold your hands together to put your palms together facing each other. Now take a deep breath and kneel down till you’re your legs come to 900 angles. Now slowly return to the standing position and release your breath slowly. Repeat this for at least 10 times.
Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior Pose 1): Stand straight and keep your legs apart. Now slowly move back one leg while bend the front leg to kneel down. Now keep the upper part of your body straight from the waist and raise your hands up and put the palms together above your head.
Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior Pose 2): Stand straight in the same position as warrior pose 1 and instead of raising your hands up put your two hands straight parallel to each other one at front and another at back. Repeat the same process by converting the hands and legs.
Viparita Virabhadrasana (Reverse Warrior pose): Stand in the warrior pose 2 and now slowly bend your torso backwards and touch the back of your leg with one hand. Simultaneously raise your other hand towards ceiling. Hold in the position for some minutes and again repeat with the opposite leg and hand.
Tripada Adho Mukha Svanasana (Three Legged Dog Pose): This exercise is quite tough for the beginners so you may take some help. Sit in downward dog pose and raise your right leg up in the air by keeping the support of your whole body by two hands and one leg. Hold in the position and take at least five breaths. Now return to the beginning position and try out the same with your left leg.
All the above Yoga exercises are very beneficial to keep your thighs and hips in shape. So try out to do these exercises daily. Remember to do all the exercises very slowly and never try out when in hurry. If you face any problem take some help from the yoga experts so that they can guide you through the whole process.