Weight gain is always associated with accumulation of fats on different areas of the body. Some carry more fat on their upper limbs, while others have it on their belly. But for most people, especially women, areas of the thigh and buttocks are a major source of fat accumulation, resulting in a body shaped like a pear. This is mainly due to our genetics determines where the majority of fat cells will be placed. Unfortunately for some there are more fat cells around the thighs. What one must do is shrink the amount of fat within those fat cells in order to make the thighs and buttocks leaner and thinner. Thigh exercises that use all the major muscle groups in your lower body will increase your metabolism hours after exercise. Your thighs include some of the biggest muscles in your entire body. Padvritasan is one of the best exercises you can do for your hips, butt and thighs and this is also a functional exercise, helping us build strength for a variety of daily activities. Padvritasan will not only help you to fit into your tight jeans it will also improve the flexibility of the muscles.
Padvritasan : To start with, lie flat on the floor, on your back. The arms should rest along the sides, palms downwards. Raise the right leg and make a big circle by rotating the leg clockwise. While raising the leg up inhale and exhale while bringing it back. In this way make 5 to 20 circles without touching the leg to the ground. After rotating in one direction, rotate the leg in the opposite direction (anti-clockwise). Now repeat the same with the other leg. This exercise can also be performed tying weight belts of 1kg to 1.5 kg round the ankle in order to make it more effective.
After doing this exercise with single legs, do it with both the legs simultaneously. Rotate the legs in as big a circle as you can. Rotate the legs clockwise and then again anti-clockwise. Breathing and repetition will remain same as I mentioned above. But don’t try this exercise with weight belts. Weight belts can only be used when we perform this exercise with single leg. When we perform Padvritasan with both the legs together it gives proper shape to the stomach also.