To decrease weight from your thighs, yoga focuses weight-bearing resistance sequences on your whole body to tone muscles, increase bone mass and anxiety your ligaments in a non-aggressive means. According to Sarah Powers, author of ‘Understanding Yoga,’ your ligaments grow back with more strength after each yoga practice. Standing yoga postures work to line up the body and shape strong thigh muscles.

Warrior II

Warrior II Pose makes the legs, knees and ankles stronger according to Stand with your feet 3 to 5 feet apart. Pivot the direction of your left toes to face forward. Keep your ideal foot at a 90-degree angle. Flex your left knee and work your thigh parallel to the ground. Feel your hips open and extend your arms out in a ‘T’ with the palms facing down. Bring your gaze over your left fingertips. The whole thighs of both legs are worked completely. Hold the posture for 30 seconds and change with your ideal knee bent.

Lift Side Angle

Side angle stretches the side body and applies more resistance on your quadriceps and hamstrings. From Warrior II with your left knee bent, fold over your thigh and location your left elbow on top of your left thigh. Extend your best arm directly up toward the ceiling. As soon as you feel steady, sweep your best arm toward your left thigh along with your ear with your palm facing down. Raise your left elbow and straighten your arm over your left thigh to actually work your left thigh. Hold the position for 10 breaths. Release and switch to your best side.

Wide-Stance Fold

Wide-stance forward flex stretches the back of your legs and thighs. Stand with your feet 3 to 5 feet apart. Make sure your toes are parallel to each other and the outside corners of the soles of your feet are planted. Bring your hands to the top of your hips. Hinge forward at the hips and lower halfway so your torso is parallel to the ground. Stay for 15 breaths then raise your torso as one unit back to standing. Repeat 5 times. According to Leslie Kaminoff, author of ‘Yoga Anatomy,’ separating the legs to different widths will affect different hamstrings ‘basically strongly,’ so consider adjusting your stance in between each repeating.