6 Exercises That'll Make Your Cellulite (Almost) Disappear
Ditch your sarong and capri pants; with these moves you won't need them at all
1. Mountain pose to arms overhead: Stand with feet together and arms at your sides. As you inhale, stand tall while pulling in your abs and reaching arms overhead.
2. Forward fold to floor: Exhale as you fold at hips, reaching fingers to the floor or your shins. Try to keep legs straight, abs tightly engaged, and hips over heels.
3. Flat back: Inhale as you hinge at the hips, lifting your torso up halfway so your back is parallel to the floor, with your fingertips still reaching to the ground and your gaze shifted ahead.
4. Fold to plank: As you exhale, fold again and place hands on floor. Bend your knees if necessary. On the same exhale, step or jump your feet back to a plank position. Then bend your elbows to lower your body halfway down to the ground. Draw your abs in tight and keep your elbows close to your body and pointed directly back. If this is too difficult, try the position with your knees resting on the ground.
5. Up dog: As you inhale, slide your body forward so your chest is reaching up and your arms are supporting your weight while your legs are still parallel to the ground, your thighs are lifted, and you're balancing on the tops of your feet. Modification: leave your legs and hips on the ground and lift your chest only a little.
6. Down dog: Exhale as you go back onto the balls of your feet, press your hips high into an inverted V and press the chest between the arms. Try to keep your arms straight and your heels towards the ground.
From there, you can either repeat the vinyasa by stepping your feet back to a standing forward bend and rolling up, or you can insert one of these lunge variations in between your next vinyasa:
A. Crescent lunge: From standing, step your left foot back into a lunge. Keep right foot flat and facing forward, and bend your right knee to a 90 degree angle. Lift your left back heel as you press your weight into the ball of the foot and try to straighten your left leg. Keep hips squared forward. Extend arms overhead and breathe 8 deep breaths. After you complete another vinyasa sequence, do the lunge with your right foot back.
B. Warrior 1: From standing, step your left foot back into a lunge, with your right foot flat and forward, and your left foot turned out to a 45 degree angle. Leave both feet flat on the floor and lift your arms overhead. Work to keep your hips and shoulders square, and your back leg straight with your front leg bent at a 90-degree angle. After finishing another vinyasa in between, try the other side.
C. Warrior 2: Repeat the foot set up for Warrior 1, but turn your hips and torso open to the side. When your left foot is back, your torso should turn to the left wall, and vice versa. Reach your arms straight out parallel to the ground, so one is reaching to the front of the room and one to the back. Turn your head to face your front arm.
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