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Yoga Poses To Lose Weight & Tone Your Thighs

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We are all becoming unhappy with how we look and feel about our bodies. For many, a large part of this can be placed on the sizes and shapes of our Hips and Thighs. Try these 6 Yoga Poses To Slim & Tone Your Thighs.


Finding a balance between ‘Healthy’ and ‘Comfortable’ is difficult in today’s world. It is hard to find the time to go to the gym, or even go for a walk every day. Our seated lifestyles make it easier to feel unattractive. At the same time, it makes it harder to get a shape we are comfortable with.

Losing weight can be basic, many know the formula, real dieting and time in the gym. But, having shapely hips and thighs is a fitness goal for many women. Few have the Know-How to achieve them. The Answer: Yoga Poses.

Reducing Thigh Fat Through Yoga

Traditional Yogis focused on relationships with their bodies when creating Yoga. By doing that, you are unlocking a route to solving these problems at their source. Yoga poses are proven as being healthy for the mind, body, and soul. Yoga is also a method to gain strength, peace of mind, and burn body fat. It is ideal for those who want shapely hips and thighs.

Yoga helps in a number of ways:

The Liver:

There are many Yoga poses and Positions that are used to stimulate different organs. Choose those that stimulate the liver and you get help with the detoxification of the body. The liver regulates toxins in the body. By stimulating the liver it assists in the release of bad fats so you get weight loss. Yoga helps keep the Liver working at its best. Kick-starting the journey to shapely Hips and Thighs.

The Thyroid Gland:

Like the Liver, Yoga poses can be used to stimulate the Thyroid Gland. This gland can then better regulate the metabolism and assist in fat loss.

The Nervous System:

The use of Yoga as a holistic health technique can change the emotional triggers for hunger. It can also change the release of internal Hormones. Ones that are related to hunger, metabolism and fat storage. Yoga will allow better control over your body’s stress hormones. Those lead to stress eating, fat storage, and lack of motivation for physical activity. The key to a healthy life and healthy Hips and Thighs is to manage stress. Yoga can help with this.


Yoga, when used in conjunction with a proper diet, can keep the body close to its truest pH. When our bodies gravitate more towards an acidic pH they tend to accumulate fat. They store them in sensitive areas, such as our Hips and Thighs. Yoga helps keep a balance. Keeping a diet high in green vegetables and seasonal fruits can further this cause as well.

Body Heat:

Yoga generates an increase in core body temperature by stretching and working muscles. This increase in heat will assist in the burning of stored body fat, particularly in those hard to shape areas.

Muscle Strength:

The consistent use of muscles in the practice of Yoga assists in the weight loss principle. During periods of muscle activity fat is often used as a fuel. Your fat is powering the body when muscle stretching is taking place.

6 Yoga Poses To Slim & Tone Your Thighs

Chair Pose

  1. Begin standing in Mountain Pose or Tadasana. Your feet separated hip-distance apart and parallel to one another. Spread your toes wide and ground down through the big toe mound, pinky toe mound, and the two outer edges of the heels.
  2. On an inhale, sweep your arms overhead with your palms facing one another. Keep your ears in line with your arms and relax your shoulders.
  3. Exhale and bend your knees deeply as if you are sitting into a chair. Bring your thighs as close to parallel with the floor as you can. Keep your knees hip-distance apart.
  4. Keep your weight grounded through your heels. Shift your hips back until your knees begin to stack over your ankles.
  5. Notice also if your torso begins to collapse forward. Instead, keep your chest slightly lifted and your collarbone broad. Firm up the low belly to create a sense of tone.
  6. Allow your tailbone to point straight down toward the ground. Maintain length along your spine.
  7. Hold the pose for five full, deep breaths. To come out of the pose, straighten your legs on an inhale. Bring your arms to your sides on an exhale. Use an exhale to fold forward into Uttanasana for a more passive exit.

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose

  1. First, get into the Mountain Pose, keep your left knee in the same direction as your belly.
  2. Now reach your left arm inward to your thigh and cross it over your front ankle. Hold the outside of your left foot.
  3. Keep your front thigh muscles of your standing leg strong. Keep your outer thigh in an inward direction.
  4. Breathe in and expand your left leg forward.
  5. Straighten your knee as much as you can. After that swing your left leg out to the side.
  6. Breathe normal and try to maintain your balance. Breathing helps you to balance.
  7. Remain in the pose around 30 seconds; breath out and down your leg to the floor.
  8. Repeat the same process with your alternate leg.

Forward Fold

  1. Take a standing position; keep your feet and shoulder-distance apart and parallel to each other.
  2. Press your feet down into the ground and ground yourself powerfully.
  3. Now breathe out and bend down from the hips (not the waist) and place your chest and stomach on your thighs.
  4. If you are a beginner, you ought to bend your knees slightly to do this. If you bend your knees, make sure that they’re straight over your toes.
  5. Slowly begin to straighten out your legs. But, check that your chest and abdomen never leave your thighs.
  6. Now elevate your hips as you straighten through your hamstring muscles. At the same time pressing your heels into the ground.
  7. While holding this position, gently inhale and exhale.
  8. While breathing in, try to lift and lengthen your torso. With each exhalation, try to go deeper and deeper into the stretch.
  9. Don’t shut your eyes throughout this Asana. Try to hold this pose for 30 seconds.
  10. Release the pose by placing your hands back on to your hips. With a deep breath in (inhale), extend your back and come up to the initial position.

Hero Pose

  1. Sit on the Yoga mat and extend your legs straight in front of you.
  2. Bend your left knee and keep your left heel pointing backward in a way that it touches your left hip.
  3. After that, bend your right leg in front of your sitting bone with right foot totally flat on the ground.
  4. With the help of your, both hands clasp your right foot from heels and raise your leg up. At this point stretch your right foot or elevated right foot as much as you can.
  5. You are in the final position. Keep breathing and hold the position around 30 to 60 seconds. Or as long as you can.
  6. Slowly free your hands from your heels and lower down your right leg.
  7. Follow the same steps with your opposite leg.
  8. Try to open up your chest and keep your midsection long. Press your shoulder blades against your back. At the moment when you lift your leg, you have to breathe in. Breathe out when you lower down your lifted leg.

Triangle Pose

  1. Begin standing at the top of your mat with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides. Begin to pay attention to your breath. Let go of distractions. Deep breaths. Take a moment to tune into your body and draw your awareness inward.
  2. Step your feet wide apart, about 4 to 5 feet. Check to ensure that your heels align with each other.
  3. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees so your toes are pointing to the top of the mat. The center of your right knee cap should align with the center of your right ankle.
  4. Pivot your left foot inwards. Your back toes should be at a 45-degree angle.
  5. Lift through the arches of your feet, while rooting down through your ankles.
  6. Raise your arms to the side to shoulder height, so they’re parallel to the floor. Your arms should align over your legs. With your palms facing down, reach actively from fingertip to fingertip.
  7. On an exhalation, reach through your right hand in the same direction as your right foot is pointing. Shift your left hip back so your tailbone and pelvis tilt toward the wall or space behind your left foot. Fold at your right hip. Keep your right ear, shoulder, and knee on the same plane not letting your torso drop forward. Turn your left palm forward, with your fingertips reaching toward the sky.
  8. Rest your right hand on your outer shin or ankle. If you are more flexible, place your right fingertips or palm on the floor to the outside of your right shin. You can also place your hand on a block. Align your shoulders so your left shoulder is above your right shoulder.
  9. Gently turn your head to gaze at your right thumb.
  10. Drawdown through the outer edge of your back foot. Extend equally through both sides of your waist. Lengthen your tailbone toward your back heel. Keep your left arm in line with your shoulders.

Twisted Chair Pose

  1. Start from standing position.
  2. Adjust your feet to be parallel and your toes touching. Your heels should be slightly separated. Twist into your knees, and lift your arms up over your head.
  3. Now keep your hands in front of your chest in Namaskar pose.
  4. Turn from your shoulders to the right side without moving your hips or knees.
  5. Put your left elbow on your right knee and bend your chest towards the right.
  6. Press your both hands into each other for stability.
  7. Your knees ought to be over your lower legs (ankles).
  8. Inhale deeply, and look up.
  9. Breathe out to draw your shoulder bones together and further down your back.
  10. Try to remain in the position for one to three minutes.
  11. Exhale and get back to your initial position.

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