Yoga For Inner Thighs
It is no secret that yoga is a great way to improve overall body strength, flexibility and well-being. Yoga is also an effective way to tone and strengthen your inner thighs. Targeting your inner thigh muscles can be challenging, but there are some specific yoga postures that can help you to achieve your fitness goals and give your lower body a nice, toned look.
Yoga Postures For Inner Thighs
The following yoga postures are some of the best for targeting your inner thigh muscles:
- Garland Pose (Malasana): Malasana is an effective pose for strengthening your inner thighs. This pose also helps to open up your hips and stretch the muscles around your knees.
To do the Garland Pose, start in a squatting position with the soles of your feet pressing against one another and your hands at the center of your chest. Ensure that your chest and shoulders are high and your weight is balanced on your feet. Hold this pose for 30 to 60 seconds then release.
- Moon Salutation (Chandra Namaskar): This salutation is especially effective for targeting the inner and outer thigh muscles as well as the hips. To do the Moon Salutation, start in a standing position and spread your legs wide apart with your feet facing forward. Turn your left leg out at a 90 degree angle and your right leg in at a 45 degree angle.
Bring your arms up over your head and draw your hands together, keeping your elbows slightly bent. Look up towards the sky and inhale as you lower your hands down to the sides of your body.
Exhale as you bend your left knee and twist your torso to the right, bringing your right elbow to the outside of your left knee. Hold this pose for five to eight breaths before releasing and repeating on the other side.
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Shavasana): This is an all-around effective yoga posture that strengthens the entire body, including the inner thighs.
To do the Downward Facing Dog, begin in a tabletop position on your hands and knees. Spread your fingers wide and press your hands flat on the ground. Lift your knees up off the ground and tuck your toes under. Push your hips up and back and straighten your legs, pressing your heels towards the floor.
Hold for five to eight breaths.
Tips for Doing Yoga for Inner Thighs
- Go slow and steady: Do not rush through the postures. Take your time and be mindful of your body as you move through the poses.
- Breathe deeply: You should always focus on taking deep breaths while doing yoga. This will help increase your blood oxygenation level and will help to maximize the benefit of the postures.
- Be consistent: You will not see results overnight. To achieve your goals, you need to practice yoga on a consistent basis. Aim for at least three to four times per week.
Yoga is an incredibly effective way to target your inner thigh muscles. With the right postures and consistency, you can see significant improvements in the strength and definition of your inner thighs. So if you’re looking for a way to tone and strengthen your inner thighs, be sure to give these yoga postures a try!
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