Possessing an hour glass figure is every woman’s dream, and rightly so! A slim and shapely waist is an attribute. Some women are born slim and no matter what they eat or do they do not lose their curves, whereas others may try hard but a curvaceous waist would still elude them.Your body shape too plays an important part in showing off your slim waist. Women with wider hips seem to have a more prominent curve in their middle, while women with slim hips may look broader from the waist.Whatever be your body type, you can Shrink Your Waist with practice, patience and perseverance.
Exercises to Shrink your Waist
Performing the following Yoga exercises is an effective way to Whittle your Middle.
Markat Asana (The Waist Roll)
Lie down on your back. Place your hands near your shoulders with palms facing up. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. Inhale and slowly roll to the right keeping your knees and feet close together. Simultaneously move your head to the left. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Exhale and slowly return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. Do at least 5 rounds of this exercise to whittle your middle.Make sure that your arms, shoulders and hands are firmly placed on the floor while performing this exercise. Markat asana helps to stretch the waist to maximum and makes it shapely. It also improves flexibility of the spine.
Trikona Asana (The Triangle Pose)
Stand straight; keep your feet at 1-1/2 feet distance. Keep your arms at your sides. Inhale and raise your arms to shoulder level. Bend towards your left with your left arm sliding down the left leg and lift your right arm above your head. You should feel the stretch in the waist and hip area.Hold for 20 seconds. Exhale and come back to starting position. Repeat on the other side. Do 5 rounds of this exercise and gradually increase the holding time to 40 seconds.To feel the extreme stretch and to attain a slim waist make sure that you bend your body sideways; do not bend forward and keep your legs straight
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Janushir Asana (The Alternate Leg Pull)
Sit on the floor and stretch your left leg in front of you. Place your right foot close to your groin. Inhale and raise your arms up. Slowly bend towards your left while breathing out. Try to hold your big toe with your fingers and bring your head to touch the knee. If you cannot do this then bend as much as you can and feel the stretch in the body. With regular practise you will be able to reach your toe.Stay in this position for 10 seconds. Inhale and slowly raise yourself and come back to starting position. Repeat on the other side. This completes one round of the exercise. Do three rounds of this pose and gradually increase the holding time to 30 seconds.Janushir asana strengthens the spine and makes it supple. It removes extra flab from the waist to give you a trim shape.