How To Rid Cellutite With Yoga
Besides the obvious strength training and beating your leg muscles into shape, you can do yoga to help rid your lower body of those soft spots that you hate called cellulite. Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are just below the surface of the skin. Although the exact causes of cellulite might not be understood, there are several theories that include things such as; hormonal factors, diet, genetics, lifestyle factors and even type of clothing. One very popular reason is that cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation or blood flow to the specific areas. Lymph is a bodily fluid that contains white blood cells, and when that flows more freely, it can help flush out toxins and reduce cellulite. Here are two poses help increase circulation and reduce those spots of cottage cheese!
Modified Shoulder-stand (ardha salamba sarvangasana)
The shoulder stand helps strengthens the muscles of the legs and glutes; while stretching the neck and shoulders. This pose helps relaxation, mental alertness, thyroid, digestion, self-confidence. To begin, lie on your back with your palms facing down, knees bent, and feet flat on the floor hip-width apart. Start the movement by lifting your feet off the floor and bring your knees into your chest. Then roll your knees back to rest on your forehead, soles of your feet facing the ceiling. Place your hands on your lower back, fingers pointing up, gently scooting your elbows closer together and hold for 30 seconds while taking deep breaths. If you can, continue onto the full shoulder-stand. If not, come out of the pose by placing your palms back on the floor and slowly rolling your torso down till your feet are flat on the floor. Repeat for 3-5 sets.
Plow pose (halasana)
The plow pose helps stretches the muscles of the neck, back, shoulders and hamstrings; which helps keeps the spine mobile. This pose has also demonstrated benefits including; Soundness of mind, hormonal balance, thyroid, breathing, common colds, insomnia, constipation, gas, low energy, back pain, stiff shoulders . To begin, lie on your back with knees bent, feet flat on the floor, arms stretched out alongside your body, palms pressing into the floor. Start the motion by bringing your knees in toward your chest and extend your legs back over your head, reaching the balls of your feet to the floor behind you. Clasp your hands together on the floor in front of your shoulders and straighten your arms out; holding this position for about 30 seconds while breathing deeply. Slowly roll your torso back down to the mat into your starting position; repeat this pose 3-5 times.
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