Extra fat around the inner thigh is a big concern for many, especially women, who often complain of bruises or even bleeding of the inner thigh due to the friction of them rubbing against each other. With this extra fat on their inner thigh, it becomes difficult for them to go for a regular brisk walk. As a result, their physical activities come to a halt and the fat deposit continues to gain volume.
With overweight or obese practitioners, who are not too physically active, I make the ‘Inner Thigh Stretch against the wall’ (Wall Upvistakonsana) a must practice in the beginning of their practice. It does not make them feel drain out or exhaust them physically.
Further, they begin to witness noticeable changes in a short span of time. The extra fat from that area starts dissolving, the body becomes lighter, the legs shapelier and they are able to practice other activities easily.
Try Wall Upvistakonasana every alternate day for a month. You can start with as less as 2-3 minutes and gradually graduate onto holding the posture upto 10 minutes. There will be a lot of soreness on the inner thighs as the body is not used to this stretch but, within a week, the body will adjust and be prepared to take your practice further for you to reach your dream of ‘A toned up Inner Thigh’.
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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.