Fight Cellulite with Yoga Exercises

Can you fight cellulite with yoga exercises?  Yes, you can.  Doing yoga just 15 minutes a day can do the trick. Yoga exercises geared towards the butt and thigh areas are the best because that is where cellulite likes to form.  Continue reading to find out some of the best yoga exercises that fight the undesirable cellulite. 

Standing forward bend:  This strengthens your thighs and relaxes your central nervous system.  This pose is also called the Uttanasana. You start by standing with body assert, hands on your hips and you breathe in and out slowly.  As you exhale, bend forward and rest your head next to your calf.  Feel the stretch throughout your entire body.  You can place your hands on the ground in front of you.  And, when you are ready, breathe in and roll body back to assert beginning.

Downward dog:  Before you start doing yoga, you may place a mat on the floor.  With the downward dog, you will start on all fours.  Slowly raise your bum towards the air and hold for a few seconds while breathing in and out.  You will feel the stretch in your lower half of the body.  When you are ready, slowly pull your bum down and formulate original pose.

Chair pose:  The chair pose really works the entire bottom half of your body.  You will feel the stretch in your buttocks, thighs, and calves.  Make sure feet are together, then bend your knees and fall into the chair position.  It is as if you are sitting in a chair with your arms stretched out towards the sky.  Take a deep breath in and out.  Hold this position as long as you can, then slowly release the bend of knees and assert yourself.

High lunge with twist:  Anytime you do a lounge, you are working the entire lower half.  Lounges are the best workout for the bum and thigh area.  It is an excellent stretch to the bottom half to prevent cellulite from forming.  Stand with feet together with body long and lean.  Place hands in a praying position over your chest.  Focus on your breathing.  Make a lunge forward with the right leg.  Twist the waist from left to right.  This twist is calling on more work from your upper thighs.  Place left elbow on right knee and look towards the sky.  Remember to keep hands in the prayer position on your chest.  Hold this for as long as you would like, then twist your waist to the front and step out of the lunge.

Bridge pose:  This pose focuses on the lower half of your body, but calls on extra muscle from your bum.  Lie on your back with knees bent.  Focus on your breathing.  Place both arms firmly beside you.  Press your feet down and lift up your middle region towards the air.  Hold this position as long as you can.  You will feel the burn in your buttocks all the way down through your legs.  When you are ready, release this position slowly bringing your lower region back down to meet the mat on the floor.

Warrior:  The warrior position focuses not only on the bottom half of your body, but you also get a good stretch while elongating the spine.  Start with your feet together and your hands beside you.  Focus on your breathing.  When you’re comfortable, start pushing your top half forward while lifting up your right leg in the air.  Your body will make a perfect T.  Keep your hands beside you the entire time.  When you are ready, allow your body to naturally release this position and stand firmly in starting position.

Eagle pose:  The eagle pose allows the bottom half of the body to get a good tension release throughout, from the buttocks, thighs and the calf region.  This is a more challenging pose, so if you are attempting this position for the first time, complete exercise near a wall or something to help you shift your weight.  Start with your feet together and hands beside you.  Focus on your breathing.  Bend your knees in front of you, then take the right leg and wrap it completely around the left leg.   Then proceed to do the same thing with your arms.  Intertwine them together.  Hold this pose for as long as you can while focusing on your breathing, then slowly release the bend in your knees.

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