Yoga for Hip

(July 25, 2008)

How to reduce hip size?


An all-around yoga session should comprise both fortifying and extending your hip adductors. In doing so, you will be able to facilitate and mold the hip muscles. One such important yogasana is known as the one-legged posture that is excellent in strengthening the hip abductors. Other important yogasanas such as the airplane posture aka Dekasana is useful in strengthening the hip abductors as well as the joints in the hips. In most standing and one legged postures, their steadying function of hips are important. Yogasanas such as the airplane pose helps in developing the individual's balance as well as improving concentration and stamina of the individual. Regular practice and daily discipline in performance of these yogasanas can also help to strengthening and shape the legs as well as the hips, the chest, the back shoulders, muscles of the upper arms and the neck. By doing these yogasanas, the adductors also get influenced and strengthened. The Virabhadrasana III or the Warrior III Pose is known to strength and legs and provide support to the ankles. At a practice of this particular yogasana helps in strengthening the adductors in both the legs while helping to support the body weight and offer better balance.

Another important yogasana in the reduction of at around hips and building up of the hip muscles is the Vrikshasana or the Tree Pose. The tree pose it is instrumental in strengthening the thighs, the calves, the ankles and especially the spinal cord. In addition, it also helps the groins and inner thighs to become more flexible while exercising the chest and shoulders. The Ardha Chandrasana or the Half Moon Pose on the other hand helps to tighten the abdomen muscles, buttocks, the outer and inner thighs and as well as the spine. Incorporating this particular yogasana in your daily schedule can also help in stretching the hamstrings, the calves and the groins in addition to building up the chest and exercising the spinal column. There are certain yogasanas that are done by squatting. Such squatting yogasanas help to engage the quad muscles and allow the adductors to become properly aligned. One must also practice the chair pose aka Utkatasana for an improved and strengthened lower body. This particular pose works on the legs and thighs and provides proper toning in the upper body especially in the shoulders and the upper arms.

Almost all of these yogasanas meant to exercise the hip help in stretching, strengthening and relaxing the lower body. Importantly, it also helps in the proper functioning and stimulation of the metabolism.

Submitted by C D on July 25, 2008 at 05:35

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