5 Best Yoga Poses to Get Your Thighs and Hips in Shape

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AYM ensures that its students leave the institute with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of yoga. You might have wondered how those trendy people you are used to seeing go about keeping such adorable body shapes. You would also want one of such bodies to which you can always be proud of.

But when you look into the mirror, you may then realize that to get one such perfect body shape you need to lose weight, especially in specific parts of the body like the hips, thighs, and butt which stick out rather unappealingly. So if your dream is to reduce the fat in your hips and thighs, you can have your dreams come true with the help of yoga.
You will find several different exercises that can be done to tone the hips and thighs, but one strikingly effective exercise system in this respect is yoga. It not only helps to tone your hips and thighs but also helps to tone the other parts of the body and improves your overall physical health, balance, posture and core strength as well.

Here are the 5 best yoga poses which you can start practicing to tone those thighs and hips:
1. Naukasana:
Also known as the boat pose, this yoga pose helps to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, and tones the legs and arms as well. To assume this pose, begin in a seated position. Then rest your arms beside your hips for balance as you pull knees into your chest. Later, lean back onto your hips and find balance. Stay in this position or continue by extending your legs out to form about a 45-degree angle. Then extend the arms straight out, palms facing down. Hold the pose for a few breaths and then release.

2. Virabhadrasana:
Also known as warrior pose, this pose strengthens the shoulders, arms and back and thigh muscles. It is considered as one of the graceful yoga poses. To assume this pose, you will have to begin with by standing straight. Then keep your left leg at 45 degree angle on the ground. Next, bend your right leg in 90 degree angle. Extend your hands on the side with the body straight. Hold the posture for a few minutes and then release and get back to the original position.

3. Utkatasana:
Also known as the chair pose, this yoga pose helps to strengthen the torso, lower back, thighs, knee and ankle. Besides, it also helps in balancing the body. To assume this pose, squat down with your legs and feet together, arms pointing to the ceiling. Your buttocks will stick out and your body weight should be balanced on the heels of your feet. Bend your knees and gently and push your pelvis down and imagine as if you were sitting in a chair. Hold the pose till the time you are comfortable and then release.

4. Salabhasana:
Also known as the Locust pose, this pose helps to strengthen the shoulders and arms and also helps to increase flexibility in the entire back. To assume this pose, you will have to lie down, with your stomach and head facing the floor. Then raise your right leg up and then keep the leg straight as much as possible. Do the pose 3-4 times using each leg. Next, try and lift both of your legs and hold in the position. Keep the knees straight. Hold the pose till you can and then relax and bring your legs down.

5. Ustrasana:
Also known as the camel pose, this yoga pose helps to add flexibility and strength to the body and also improves digestion. To assume this pose, kneel on the yoga mat and then place your hands on the hips. Ensure that your knees and shoulders are in the same line and the sole of the feet faces the ceiling. Left your chest and then reach your back, catching your heels with the hands. Hold the pose for a few minutes and then release.

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AYM offers internationally certified yoga courses to its students. The yoga courses include different yoga styles like Hatha yoga, Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and much more. It ensures that the yoga masters develop and deepen the yoga practice of the students and make them feel as comfortable as possible at the institute.

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