Fight Off Cellulite With These Simple Poses
Nobody likes cellulite. This condition that affects the fat cells under your skin leads to bumpy, dimpled skin that nobody likes to deal with. It’s estimated that 90% of woman will develop cellulite at some point in their lives! That’s just crazy! How does this happen? Reasons range from genetics to poor diet, but the fact is that if you don’t take preventative steps like eating healthier, drinking more water, and reducing stress, you could be at risk.
The good news is that if you do have cellulite, all hope is not lost. Yoga has been shown to reduce the effects of this annoying condition. Yoga helps tone the muscles which will smooth your skin in the process. Yoga can also reduce body fat, which is another cause for cellulite.
The following poses will help you fight or prevent cellulite. See the poses below and be sure to pass this along to those friends and family in your life that are tired of cellulite!
This one directly impacts your inner and outer thighs, providing you the firm and taut skin that you so desperately want.
To do it, while you are standing, cross your right thigh over your left thigh, hooking your right foot behind your left calf if you can.
Then wrap your left arm under your right arm, bringing your palms so they are facing each other.
Lower your body weight as if you are going to sit in a chair and hold it for a few breaths before switching sides.
This movement focuses primarily on your hamstrings (the muscles in the back of your thigh), which is the one area that cellulite often appears most.
Simply sit on the floor with your legs straight and your feet out in front of you.
Put each of your palms on the floor around 10 inches behind your hips, then lift your butt up into the air so that your body is straight as a board.
Your neck should be straight as well, with your head facing the ceiling or sky.
Admittedly, this one probably looks the least comfortable of the three, but its positive effect on your lymphatic system makes it beneficial not only to reducing your cellulite, but also to improving your health.
This move requires that you lie on your back.
Slowly, use your arms and abdominals to help you lift your hips into the air.
Try to get your legs so they are straight up and perpendicular to the floor, your body weight resting on your shoulders and biceps while your hands are helping to stabilize your hips.
Hold, then return to the floor.
See the full article from cellulite.com here.
To Your Health And Wellness!