Fight cellulite fast with these yoga poses

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 29, 2016

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Worried about cellulite? Seek help from yoga to quickly get rid of the unsightly fat. Here are some effective yoga poses you can try.
  • 1

    Standing forward bend

    Begin by keeping your legs hip-distance apart. Now bend your knees and hinge forward at the hips, not the waist. Lay your chest on your upper thighs as you allow your head to fall towards the ground. Now slowly straighten your legs without locking your knees. Hold yourself in this position for a few seconds and keep taking deep breaths. Then, go back to the normal standing position.

  • 2

    Chair pose

    Stand in Tadasana pose. Now bend your knees as if you are sitting on a chair and lift your chest up to the sky. As you do so, raise your hands with your shoulders relaxed and ab muscles held in. Try to sit back as far as you can. Remain in this position for 5–8 breaths before going back to the initial standing pose.

  • 3

    Eagle pose

    Begin by bending your knees slightly and crossing your right leg over left leg high at the thigh. Now, try to double cross it behind the left calf or ankle. Wrap your right arm under your left and back over top. Keep your palms pressed together. Now, squeeze your thighs tightly, pull your belly to the spine as you sink lower, bending slightly at the knee. Remain in this position for a few seconds and then repeat the same with your arms and legs reversed.

  • 4

    Warrior III

    Stand with your feet together, pointing the left toe behind you, tipping your body weight forward onto the right leg. Keep lifting your left leg until it comes in a horizontal line from head to toe. For this, you will also need to drop your head and torso. Keep your hands at each side. Hold for 5 breaths and slowly return to the initial standing position. Switch legs and repeat the same.

  • 5

    High lunge with a twist

    Stand with your feet together and put your hands in a prayer position at the center of your chest. Now, tighten your abs and lunge left foot back so right knee comes directly above the right ankle. Hinge chest forward as you twist from the waist to the right. Rest left elbow just outside right knee, keeping the hips in the same level and facing forward. Look up past right elbow; hold for 5–8 breaths. Bring torso back to the center, lift chest, and return to standing position; repeat with legs reversed. Image source: Getty

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