August 9, 2016 Radhika Bose 1Comment

I am constantly asked about stretches to tone up or lose weight from the legs !

Let be honest here, we all want those toned, skinny legs but not everyone can get it and that’s absolutely fine. You are built a certain way, lets call it genetics. Your body type is different from a 5’10 super model with long thin legs. Stop competing with that person. Stop berating your body. Stop finding faults in it all the time. Your health is what matters not your thigh gap.

I always say how legs have concentrated fat stored. Not like the belly or arms, where you can see the fat jiggling. Legs have stubborn compact fat and muscle. They may never be skinny but toned yes.

These yoga poses will help you lengthen your muscle fibres which in turn will help to tone them. But please don’t expect muscular legs with these poses. For that you need to do a fair amount of weights and a lot of cardio.

Also another tip for toning the legs department, is please go for a walk, do some cardio, cycle, swim, run anything but just do it. God, I sound like Nike but they do have a point.

Without further ado, here are 4 poses to tone and stretch those sexy legs.

Also attached is one of my previous posts on legs. You can check that out as well !

Lot of Love

Yogasini

 

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Triangle Pose
Straighten your front leg, extend your right arm away from you, and lower it to the floor. Extend your left arm up and gaze at your left palm, holding for five breaths. Rise up, and switch sides.
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Eagle Pose
Stand with both feet together. Shift weight into your left foot, and bend your right knee. Lift it off the floor, and wrap your leg around your left thigh, tucking the right toes around your lower left leg. Cross the left elbow over the right, then bring your palms together. Hold like this for five breaths, lifting the elbows as high as you can, gazing at the hands. Release, and switch sides.
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Side Fierce Pose
Stand with both feet together. Bring your palms together, rotate your torso to the right, squat down, and cross your left elbow over your right outer thigh. Press your palms together, and actively push your bottom elbow against your thigh to lift and rotate your chest up, increasing the twist. Keep weight in the heels, gazing over the right shoulder for five deep breaths. Stay in the low squat as you rise back to centre and rotate the torso over to the left side for another five.
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Goddess Pose
Stand at the front of your mat. Step open to the right, opening your legs about three feet apart. Turn your heels in. Bend your knees coming into a sumo wide squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Your knees should be directly over your ankles, so adjust your feet if you need to. Lift your arms up, bending your elbows at 90-degree angles, opening the palms away from you.

 

 

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