Burn fat and reduce cellulite with yoga exercises
I've realized that I've never written about an activity that I really enjoy doing and that has the added benefit of fighting cellulite. After the success of the foam roller as an anti cellulite remedy, I understand that simply exposing the classic anti cellulite tips and standard anti cellulite exercises just isn't enough. So let's see this alternative method of burning cellulite that you've probably never considered as something useful against cellulite: yoga exercises!
Best anti cellulite yoga exercises
Using yoga as a cellulite burning method is pretty easy giving that just by doing 15 minutes daily you can make your skin look better and improve the way you feel... maybe even about yourself! :)
Yoga exercises that target butt and thigh areas are the best because that is where cellulite likes to form. Let's see what are the best yoga exercises that burn cellulite and help you be in good spirits!
1. Downward facing dog
Before you start doing yoga, you may place a mat on the floor.
- With the downward dog, you will start on all fours (clearly). \
- 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.
2. 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.
3. Standing forward bend (Uttanasana)
This strengthens your thighs and relaxes your central nervous system.
- 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. When you're ready, breathe in and roll body back to assert beginning.
4. Bridge pose
This pose focuses on the lower half of your body, but calls on extra muscle from your butt.
- Lie on your back with knees bent. Be careful with 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.
5. The warrior position
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. Pay attention to 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.
6. High lunge with twist
Anytime you do a lunge, you are working the entire lower half. Lunges 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. Don't forget about the breathing part.
- 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.
7. The 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. Careful with your breathing.
- Bend your knees in front of you, then take the right leg and wrap it completely around the left leg.
- Continue by doing 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.